Sharing knowledge on dry fish technology and processing
A seven-member team from Odisha including the senior officials from Mission Sakthi Programme and Fisheries Department, Government of Odisha, and the World Fish, visited MSSRF’s Fish for All Training and Research Centre at Poompuhar, on July 31, to gain better understanding about the technology and processes followed by MSSRF for the hygienic production of dry fish with the use of Solar Dryers.
The visitors interacted with scientists about the technology used for maintaining the high quality of dry fish. They also visited the field sites and interacted with fisherwomen to understand the benefits of the programme on the ground.
Through the Mission Sakthi programme, the Government of Odisha aims to cover at least 5,000 Mission Shakti SHGs (Self-help Groups) and 50,000 women members in the state by enhancing their technical capacity to carry out fisheries-based business activities. These efforts are expected to help increase incomes and enhance financial well-being for the fishing communities in Odisha.
M S Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) established in 1988 is a not-for-profit trust. MSSRF was envisioned and founded by Professor M S Swaminathan, agriculture scientist with proceeds from the First World Food Prize that he received in 1987.