Value chain analysis of Lake Chilwa fisheries in Malawi

The research will analyze value chain of Barbus paludinosus and Oreochromis shiranus chilwae from Lake Chilwa in Malawi. It will examine problems of asymmetric bargaining power in fish sales and information flow on the distribution of benefits along the value chain. Specifically, this research will analyze chain governance, its impact to the actors along the value chain, conduct value chain mapping, analyze cost efficiency and assess income distribution and livelihoods. Data collection will be through focus group discussions, interviews and observations.
La recherche analysera la chaine de valeurs des Barbus paludinosus et Oreochromis shiranus chilwae du Lac Chilwa au Malawi. Il examinera les problèmes de pouvoir de négociation asymétrique dans des ventes de poissons et d’écoulement de l’information sur la distribution des bénéfices le long de la chaine de valeurs. Spécifiquement, cette recherche analysera la gouvernance de chaines, son impact sur les acteurs le long de la chaine de valeurs, dirigera la cartographie de la chaine de valeurs, analysera l’efficacité économique et évaluera la répartition du revenu et les gagne-pains. La collecte de données sera faite à partir des groupes de discussion, des entrevues et des observations.
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Southern Africa
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About the RUFORUM 2010 Biennal Conference
"The 2010 RUFORUM Biennial Conference was the second in the series. The main objective of the Biennial conferences is to provide a platform for agricultural research for development stakeholders in Africa and beyond to actively exchange findings and experiences, while at the same time learning lessons towards improving performance of the agricultural sector and ultimately people’s livelihoods. The biennial conference is RUFORUM’s most comprehensive meeting for the diversity of stakeholders in agriculture. It is especially dedicated to graduate students and their supervisors, grantees in RUFORUM member universities and alumni. It is a platform for peer review, quality control, mentorship, networking and shared learning. This record contains an extended abstract accepted under the theme of Aqua Culture and Fisheries"