FISH FOR FOOD SECURITY IN CITY REGIONS OF INDIA AND GHANA: AN INTER-REGIONAL INNOVATION PROJECT [FISH4FOOD]

Fish for food security in city regions of India and Ghana (Fish4Food)

Seafood is vital to the health and food security of millions of poor consumers in rapidly expanding city regions in the global south. This project aims to understand how low-price fish chains contribute to urban food security in India and Ghana and to identify policy and business interventions that have potential to improve them

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This project on the Food & Business Knowledge Platform website.

Consortium

Project leader: Maarten Bavinck (University of Amsterdam)

Consortium partners: Marloes Kraan (Stichting Dienst Landbouwkundig Onderzoek, IMARES), Edward Ebo Onumah (University of Ghana), Holly Hapke (East Carolina University), Gerard Van Balsfoort (Pelagic Freezer Association), Vriddagiri Vivekandandan (FishMARC), Ilge Burghard (Both Ends), Amalendu Jyotishi (Amrita University), Froukje Kruijssen (WorldFish), Benjamin Betey Campion (Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology),         

Summary

City regions in LMIC are expanding and so are the food security problems of their poorer inhabitants. The nutritional properties of seafood make it vital to the health and food security of millions of poor urban consumers. This project studies the food systems that service low-income consumers in selected city regions of South Asia (India) and West Africa (Ghana), with the aim of improving their quality and scope. These food systems – in which women entrepreneurs often play an important role - derive produce from small-scale as well as industrial (distant water) fisheries, which possess various degrees of environmental sustainability. The project gathers relevant fisheries and food security expertise, pilots new business approaches and investigates their relevant policy environments. The governance lessons gained from the two regions are generalized and fed into the international debate on fish-related food security.

Output

Publication meant for a broad audience

Publications for the general public

Details

Project number

W 08.250.303

Main applicant

Dr. J.M. Bavinck

Affiliated with

Universiteit van Amsterdam, Faculteit der Maatschappij- en Gedragswetenschappen, Room B4.05

Team members

C. Absil, Dr. J.M. Bavinck, Dr. B.B. Campion, Dr. S.K. Chimatiro, Dr. H. Hapke, Dr. B. Ilge, Dr. Amalendu Jyothishi, Dr. M. Kraan, A. Kwasi Ahwireng, P. Lindford Adiei, Dr. A. Menon, Prof. F.E.K. Nunoo, Dr. E.E. Onumah, Dr. V. Salagrama, Dr. R. Schelvis, Dr. J. Scholtens, Dr. K. Subramaniam, J. Teelar

Duration

01/09/2016 to 31/08/2020

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