Two women weighing smoked fish at the market. - - Supporting Project to Two Groups of Women for Fish Conservation and Marketing in Ougadougou: TFD97/BKF/001. In Burkina Faso the production of fish amounts to about 8 000 tons per year, most of which is consumed in the capital, Ougadougou. Women play an important role in the distribution of fresh fish, which is an activity through which they improve their family economy.
The scope of this TeleFood project is to reinforce the position of two groups of women within the fish distribution chain. Thanks to the project these women are able to improve their income earning and maintain the quality of the fish that they sell through the introduction of improved infrastructures, such as conservation equipment (e.g. iceboxes) and better organized marketing.