Study on the Lake Victoria and Lake Tanganyika fish trade
We were contracted by The World Bank to conduct a study of fish trade of Lake Victoria and Lake Tanganyika. The study area included the countries of Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, and Zambia.
The objective of this study was to identify primary and secondary infrastructure interventions that would contribute towards improving fish quality, reducing post-harvest losses and increasing revenues along the fish value chains of Lakes Victoria and Tanganyika. The study included the identification of marketing channels and infrastructure; detailed stakeholder engagement activities including interviews with a variety of key stakeholders; market and value surveys including market dynamics, infrastructure of regional fish and fish products, risk and price-setting along regional fish value chain; across-border trade assessment, which included prospects and constraints for monitoring and control of fish trade, cross-border trade, quality, waste reduction and revenues along the value chain for a variety of value chains; regulatory environment assessment for fish products; and an aquaculture scoping study to evaluate the potential for sustainable expansion of aquaculture.