The store will provide crucial products and services to support the country’s growing small-scale aquaculture industry, as part of improved private sector linkages being established under a FISH-led vocational and entrepreneurship training project.
In the Barotse Floodplain in Zambia, where rates of poverty and hunger are high, fishing is an important source of food and income for the region.
But around one-third of the region’s total fish catch is lost every year. WorldFish research shows these fish losses affect female and male fishers, processers and traders in different ways, with women processors experiencing higher post-harvest fish losses and getting less returns on their financial investments than men.
Empowering women and men fishers, processors and traders
Do women or men in the Barotse floodplain in Zambia experience higher post harvest fish losses? Why? And what’s the impact – both financially and physically to the fish? The answers to these questions, shown in this presentation, are helping WorldFish design and test appropriate innovations, including ways to overcome harmful norms, behaviours and power relations in the post harvest losses context.