Fish drying method changes women's lives in Burundi

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The use of raised drying racks has exploded along the shores of Lake Tanganyika. Photo:FAO@Oumou Khairy Ndiaye

A simple rack for drying fish is changing the lives of women in Burundi for the better.

Before the introduction of the racks by the Food and Agriculture Organization in 2004, a large proportion of the fish caught in Lake Tanganyika along the shores of Burundi was wasted.

That impacted both the livelihoods of local people and the availability of nutritious food.

Ten years later the technology has been adopted across East Africa.

Sandra Ferrari asked Yvette Diei-Ouadi an FAO Fishery Industry Officer why the project was first implemented.

Duration: 4'11"

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