KVK, Dakshina Kannada, Karnataka develops research collaboration with ICAR-CIFT under CGIAR-WFC project

Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Dakshina Kannada, Karnataka has developed research collaboration with ICAR- Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, Cochin for successful implementation of a CGIAR (WorldFish-ICAR W3) research project entitled “Value chain and Nutritional Research Outputs: Fish for nutrition and health of women and children”.The area of research collaboration is on Fish consumption pattern of rural and urban consumers’ with the following objectives as envisaged in the project proposal.

  • To study the socio-economic characteristics of both rural and urban fish consumers with respect to diverse consumption pattern.
  • To identify and document the diversity in respect of indigenous and extinct species with high nutritious value available under coastal, marine and hill ecosystems.
  • To assess the factors responsible for inequality in fish consumption pattern of both rural and urban consumers under coastal, marine and hill ecosystems.
  • To find out the various scopes and opportunities of value added fish products for enhancing the nutritional quality of fish induced diets.

The collaboration with ICAR-CIFT, Cochin aims to

  1. achieve development of fish based products easily acceptable and affordable by the rural population,
  2. provide policy support towards provision of fish based products through government schemes,
  3. exploring possibilities of fortification in fish based products;
  4. capacity building of local populations to prepare fish based products at community level, maintenance of quality standards of fish products and identification of improved fish preservation technologies.

Dr. Ramesha T.J., Head and Dr.Chetan N., Scientist (Fisheries), KVK, Dakshina Kannada, Karnataka have been nominated as Project Associate  and as Co- Associate respectively in the WFC -ICAR W3 project.