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 project 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. Project 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.

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