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IMPROVING FOOD SECURITY BY REDUCING POST HARVEST LOSSES IN THE FISHERIES SECTOR

Objective

Food security is a major concern for all countries in the face of population increase and diminishing energy and water supplies. Over one billion people in low and middle income countries suffer from malnutrition. To meet the UN Millennium Development Goals to eradicate hunger and poverty, it is essential to reduce post harvest losses, including in the fisheries sector. The overall objectives of SECUREFISH are to strengthen capacity in low cost technology; to improve the preservation of existing fish supplies; to utilise waste and bycatch to produce value-added products; to develop an integrated quality management tool and finally to test the developed technology and quality management tool in different real third country conditions.

There are six work packages (WP). WP1 will ensure the efficient management of the project. WP2 will develop low cost innovative processing tools based on traditional technology for preserving fish including a solar tunnel drier, a modified solar assisted extruder and fast freezing/ continuous atmosphere freeze-drier (CAFD). In WP3, underutilised bycatch and waste by-products of fish processing will be recovered and converted to high value products. WP4 will develop an effective total quality management tool (safety and risk assessment; HACCP quality cost and traceability, nutritional and eating quality and carbon footprint) of three fish product chains (solar dried, extruded and frozen/CAFD) which will be tailored to suit local needs. The technological advances (WP2) and quality management tool (WP4) will be evaluated in the three fish product chain case studies in Africa (Kenya, Namibia, Ghana), Asia (India and Malaysia) and Latin America (Argentina) to include different economic, cultural and social conditions. The case studies involve stakeholders including SMEs to ensure sustained implementation of project results. WP6 details a strategy for education, training and dissemination to widely promote the results and guidelines.

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2011-5
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP-SICA - Small/medium-scale focused research project for specific cooperation actions dedicated to international cooperation partner countries(SICA)

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF SURREY
Address
Stag Hill
GU2 7XH Guildford
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 704 001
Administrative Contact
Maria Sega-Buhalis (Ms.)

Participants (13)

INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE RECURSOS BIOLOGICOS I.P. INRB

Participation ended

Portugal
EU contribution
€ 352 972
Address
Rua Barata Salgueiro 37/4
1250042 Lisboa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maria Helena Cardoso (Dr.)
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 362 949
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Rian Schelvis (Mrs.)
KENYA MARINE AND FISHERIES RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Kenya
EU contribution
€ 224 100
Address
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080100 Mombasa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Peter Michael Oduor (Mr.)
COUNCIL FOR SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH
Ghana
EU contribution
€ 227 800
Address
Agostino Neto Road 15
Accra
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Paa-Nii Johnson (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF NAMIBIA
Namibia
EU contribution
€ 223 500
Address
Mandume Ndemufayo Avenue 340
9000 Windhoek
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Chinemba Samundengu (Mr.)
KARNATAKA VETERINARY ANIMAL AND FISHERIES SCIENCES UNIVERSITY
India
EU contribution
€ 233 400
Address
Nandinagar
585401 Bidar
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Shamasundar Bangalore (Prof.)
UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI MARA (UTM)
Malaysia
EU contribution
€ 221 700
Address
Skudai
40450 Shah Alam Selangor
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Chong Seng Cheow (Dr.)
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE TECNOLOGIA INDUSTRIAL
Argentina
EU contribution
€ 222 600
Address
Avenida Leandro N. Alem 1067 - 7°
C1001AAF Buenos Aires
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Blanca Pesado Riccardi (Ms.)
EBBENS ENGINEERING INGENIEURSBUREAU BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 79 200
Address
Hoeflingweg 8
7241 CH Lochem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Henk Ter Stege (Mr.)
MILLENNIUM EXPORTS PARTNERSHIP
India
EU contribution
€ 51 600
Address
Anaikar Complex, First Floor, Periamet, M.v. Badran Street 10/14
600003 Chennai
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Abdul Rahiman Syed (Mr.)
MAYFAIR HOLDINGS LTD
Kenya
EU contribution
€ 43 200
Address

Kisumu
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Munira Gilani (Ms.)
KARNATAKA FISHERIES DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION LTD
India
EU contribution
€ 50 400
Address
Hoige Bazar
575001 Mangalore
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Vk Shetty (Mr.)
INSTITUTO PORTUGUES DO MAR E DA ATMOSFERA IP
Portugal
Address
Rua C Ao Aeroporto
1749 077 Lisboa
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Ana Bernando (Dr.)