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Nutrition Value Chain Analysis: Place of Women Fish Processors Public Deposited

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  • The fisheries value chain of Sri Lanka consists of stakeholders who participate inthe coordinated production and value-adding activities which fulfilling the country’s animal proteinrequirement by 60%(DOFA,2016). The study was taken up with the objectivesofto assess thenutrition value: nutrient density, food safety, food quality, quantity, prices, profit/,market margin,to identify the points where safety, quantity, quality, prices, profit/market margin enhanced or diminishedin the fishery value chain and to determinethe time allocation of each value chain actorsof both sexes for each activity.The methodology included four case studies and focus group discussions based on both dry fish and Maldives fish value chains in Southern coastal area. And its figure outthat processing of dry fish and Maldives fish is done with more female participation while male are allocating more time as producer, collector, retailer/ wholesaler and exporter. The women processors were more economic concern and they are not paying much attention on quality raw materials, hygienic practices and this is same in collector, retailer/wholesaler level. But at the exporter level due to high legislations; more concerning on safe food production. Even fisheries sector supply country’s protein demand by quantitatively; minimization of nutrition loss or sustaining the quality of final products throughout the value chain is not at optimum levelwhile intermediaries earning high profit and consumers have to pay higher price for low safe products. Therefore, proper policy framework is essential to effectively link all stakeholdersto promote safe fish nutrient value chain.
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  • Seattle, Washington, USA
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