Pertes et gaspillages de nourriture dans les chaînes de valeur de la pêche et de l’aquaculture
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  • Supportive Policy Environment
  • Application of Appropriate Technology
  • Skills and Knowledge
  • Services and Infrastructure
  • Regulatory Environment
  • Social and Gender Equity
  • Markets

Supportive Policy Environment for Artisanal Fish Drying

Policy should create an environment that enables the uptake of appropriate technology and practices that minimize food loss and waste (FLW) in sun drying. Many processors involved in artisanal fish drying operate as small/medium scale enterprises (SME). Policy that supports the growth of such businesses is likely to encourage the use of improved appropriate technology, hygiene, and handling standards that will reduce FLW. A key element of SME growth is access to finance for investment in equipment and working capital to expand turnover.

Key Publications

Value-addition and SME's: Raison D'etre and Lessons Learnt

This document describes work undertaken in Africa to support small and medium-sized enterprises, and to reduce food waste losses, in regards to fish product.

The Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication (SSF Guidelines) represent the first ever international instrument dedicated to small-scale fisheries.

A Strategy for Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture in the Volta Basin Reparian Countries' Post-Harvest Chains and Regional Trade

The NEDPAD-FAO Fish Programme conducted studies on post-harvest fisheries losses in the Volta Basin riparian countries. The objective was to assess the causes, nature, and contextual patterns of losses within the shared water body.

More Resources

More Resources

The 4th All Africa Postharvest Congress and Exhibition (AAPHCE) is a follow up to the series of biennial events together diverse stakeholders aimed at addressing the pertinent issue of postharvest loss reduction in the African...
One of the major issues prevailing in the fisheries and aquaculture industry in Sri Lanka is the high loss and waste of fish, and it has become necessary to introduce strategies aimed at preventing and...
In order to support long-term capacity building for women, the SSF Umbrella Programme conducted a review to identify successfully adopted post-harvest best practices that should be disseminated more widely to help reduce fish loss and...