“Upgrading of silver cyprinid (Rastrineobola argentea) value chain through multi-stakeholder partnerships and novel climate-smart postharvest processing technologies and practices for improved rural livelihoods” Project is one of the 11 third-party projects of AIRTEA, initiative supported by the ACP Innovation Fund.
The project launched in Kisumu, Kenya, and lead by Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), aims to employ multi-stakeholder processes, specifically targeting women and youth, in promoting sustainable downstream processing of silver cyprinid fish for enhanced food and nutrition security and improved rural livelihoods in Kenya. The specific objectives are to:
- Enhance multi-stakeholder engagement for effective knowledge dissemination and transfer in the silver cyprinid value chain.
- Validate and disseminate novel climate-smart postharvest value addition technologies to minimize losses in silver cyprinid fish.
- Develop value-added products from silver cyprinid for enhanced product diversity and improved quality.
- Up-scale and promote women- and youth-led business enterprises from the validated climate-smart postharvest processing technologies and value-added products from silver cyprinid for enhanced food and nutrition security and increased incomes
The other co-implementing partners are Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI), JKUAT Enterprises Limited (JKUATES), Dunga Beach Management Unit (Dunga – BMU), Kisumu, and Marenga Beach Management Unit (Marenga – BMU), Busia.
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