Funded by the United Kingdom – Department For International Development (UK-DFID) through the Development Alternatives Incorporation (DAI-Europe)https://www.dai.com/
The Market Development in the Niger Delta (MADE) II Fisheries Intervention programme is aimed at driving increased adoption of improved smoking technologies into the creek and riverine communities, strengthening the capacity of local processors and facilitating market linkage for fish processors; particularly in Akwa-Ibom and Cross River States whose livelihood largely depends on fishing (Fish capture, processing, marketing and associated services).
The key objective of the intervention activities is to improve the overall standard of living for the fisher folks and local fish processors within the coastal communities by communicating and demonstrating the economic and health benefits of the improved fish smoking technology which would curb the high rate of post-harvest loses of wild captured fish and inefficient traditional methods of fish smoking.
To achieve these objectives, CLICE Foundation identified and formed strategic partnerships with key actors in the value chain; the Ministry of Agriculture in both Akwa-Ibom and Cross River States, Service Providers, Kiln fabricators, Financial Institution, Market Aid Institutions and off takers to ensure the success of the programme by providing requisite support for the promotion of private sector driven supply of improved fish smoking kiln technology in the Creeks/coastal communities.
Key Activities :
- At least 2300 additional Fish folks are aware of the availability and location of improved fish smoking Kiln and its benefits
- Over 40 clusters of fish smoking mammies had their capacity strengthened, specifically, the fish production based economic groups in the cluster and strategic networks to enhance access to big markets.
- More investors are aware of the investment opportunities within the clusters.
- Strengthened market linkage – ready market smoked fish products.