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Small fish with a big potential

Published on
August 24, 2020

African inland fisheries are increasingly reliant on the capture of small fish species that are sundried and traded to reach consumers often at large distances away from where they were produced. Largely unrecorded, the “hidden catches” go a long way in alleviating “hidden hunger”: as they are consumed whole, small fish are an important source of micronutrients for many Africans. Only that, unfortunately, politicians haven’t yet realised this.

The article published in Rural21, an international journal for rural development, explains the backgrounds of the Small Fish for Food project. Here are links to the article and the website.

For information: contact ir. P.A.M. (Paul) van Zwieten.