Assessing Facilitators and Barriers to Aquaculture and Fish Consumption in Zambia

UNZA Student Conducting Survey
University of Zambia student Robert K. Sakapaji conducts a survey with a mother from a fishing village on Lake Bangweulu. Photo: Pamela Marinda

This activity aims to increase quality/quantity of fish benefitting nutrition and food security in Zambia, especially for women and children in the first critical 1,000 days of life. Activity objectives include assessing the current state of small fish capturing, processing, and trading activities, identifying the social and gender barriers to entry and/or participation in these value chain activities for the different actors, particularly women and youth, assessing how small captured fish are accessed by different consumer groups and consumed within households, exploring the potential of upgrading the small fish value chain by improving processing, storage, and trading methods to reduce post-harvest losses and improve food safety, and exploring the use of small dried fish for further processing into fish powder and incorporating into locally appropriate foods for enhanced nutrition.

Success Story [2020]

Executive Summary of Results and Findings

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Adapting the WEAI to Explore Gender Equity Among Fishers, Processors, and Sellers at Zambia’s Lake Bangweulu [peer-reviewed journal article]

Fish4Zambia Team Presents at 2021 Women and Gender in International Development Conference

Presentation of Results [video]

Researchers Present at International Conference on Global Food Security

Internal Survey Tool Will Measure Gender Integration in Fisheries and Aquaculture

Improving the Fish Value Chain in Zambia

Student Scholar to Assist With Research

Fish Innovation Lab Awards $500,000 in 'Quick Start' Grants