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

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 289282

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2012

  • End date

    31 December 2014

Funded under:

FP7-KBBE

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 965 592

  • EU contribution

    € 2 997 422

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF SURREY

United Kingdom

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.
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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

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 352 972

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 362 949

KENYA MARINE AND FISHERIES RESEARCH INSTITUTE

Kenya

EU Contribution

€ 224 100

COUNCIL FOR SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH

Ghana

EU Contribution

€ 227 800

UNIVERSITY OF NAMIBIA

Namibia

EU Contribution

€ 223 500

KARNATAKA VETERINARY ANIMAL AND FISHERIES SCIENCES UNIVERSITY

India

EU Contribution

€ 233 400

UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI MARA (UTM)

Malaysia

EU Contribution

€ 221 700

INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE TECNOLOGIA INDUSTRIAL

Argentina

EU Contribution

€ 222 600

EBBENS ENGINEERING INGENIEURSBUREAU BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 79 200

MILLENNIUM EXPORTS PARTNERSHIP

India

EU Contribution

€ 51 600

MAYFAIR HOLDINGS LTD

Kenya

EU Contribution

€ 43 200

KARNATAKA FISHERIES DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION LTD

India

EU Contribution

€ 50 400

INSTITUTO PORTUGUES DO MAR E DA ATMOSFERA IP

Portugal

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 289282

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2012

  • End date

    31 December 2014

Funded under:

FP7-KBBE

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 965 592

  • EU contribution

    € 2 997 422

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF SURREY

United Kingdom