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Title: Indigenous fish processing and preservation practices amongst women in Southwestern Nigeria
Authors: Kolawole, Oluwatoyin D
Williams, Stella B
Awujola, A F
Keywords: Indigenous knowledge
Fish processing
Fish preservation
Issue Date: Oct-2010
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
IPC CodeInt. Cl.8: A23B/04, A22C25/00
Abstract: The paper investigates indigenous fish preservation practices (IFPs) amongst women of Epe Division in Lagos State of Southwestern Nigeria. Total 120 women engaged in fish processing and preservation were interviewed from five riverine communities in the study area through a multi-stage sampling procedure. About 52.5% of the respondents were solely engaged in fish processing and preservation; 47.5% combined fish processing and preservation business with other income-generating activities. Majority (82.5%) of the respondents were members of the cooperative associations. Salting, sun drying, smoke-drying and frying were the most popular processing and preservation techniques utilized by the women. About 55% of them, however, utilized between 3 and 4 of such methods. Lack of storage facilities, inadequate capital, smoke pollution, low sales of products and transportation problems were identified as major constraints.
Page(s): 668-672
CC License:  CC Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.5 India
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Source:IJTK Vol.09(4) [October 2010]

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