In Marshall City, Montserrado County, the training of Fisherfolks (mainly women) on fish processing, has helped to improve income & livelihoods of vulnerable population.
With funding from UNDP Liberia, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and partners, the training for 40 fisherwomen and fishmongers on post-harvest processing of fish has enhanced their understanding of improved fish processing practices.
The beneficiaries in conversation with UNDP Liberia Resident Representative Stephen Rodriques, mentioned that the intervention has enabled them to reduce losses and store fish products over a longer period.
During the meeting, beneficiaries and members of the community lauded the intervention of the government, UNDP and other partners.
The meeting is in continuation of the Resident Representative of UNDP Liberia, Stephen Rodriques site visits across the country.
These visits are intended to directly interact with local communities and beneficiaries of UNDP funded projects and get a sense of the impacts of the interventions, as well as, identify actions that need to be scaled up, and opportunities for additional support.
Interacting with the beneficiaries, the women identified key areas for additional support through UNDP Liberia.
It includes energy efficient smoked ovens to reduce the health and safety risks associated with the use of traditional ovens; solar freezers and dryers to improve storage of fish products and reduce the use of fuelwood that poses risks to the forest and environment; and micro-grants to enhance access to finance for improved income and livelihood.