Introducing dehydrated fish processing technique to fisher w ... , Panama © Kumudini Ekaratne, IUCN, 2012
Technology for processing and dehydrating of excessive fish catch in Panama is introduced and utilized
Panama is a marginalized and previously tsunami and conflict affected area. This area is also prone to severe drought as well as floods. The main income comes from fisheries and agriculture and both are seasonal. During high yielding season, fish caught are being sold at low rate or some times wasted. The need for some kind of preservation mechanism for the excessive harvest is essential.
15 fisher families each from Abeysinghepura and Shahastravela (Panama)
Women are now able to prepare dry fish without being affected by climatic condition prevailing in the area.
The project catered exclusively to women (30).
1st Oct 2012 to 31st Mar 2013
GMSL - LKR 58,000/=
Community- LKR 60,000/=