RSM2SNF PRACTICAL GUIDE TO SUPPORT INCREASED ACCESS TO SAFE FISH IN NIGERIADOWNLOAD
February 23, 2023 - Author: Adewale Obadina
All along the supply chain for fish production in Nigeria, there is increasing concern about food safety. In 2022, RSM2SNF carried out a perception study in Nigeria to understand stakeholder perceptions about the country’s food systems and particularly for the fish subsector. This survey found evidence of a clear preference
for efforts to bring down food prices rather than improve food safety. Initiatives such as monitoring of
food system actors and the provision of hygiene-related infrastructure were given less priority. While the
focus on food affordability is not surprising in a context of high food prices and low food security, the
study highlighted the need for greater sensitization around the importance of food safety and hygiene,
which is a pressing concern in Nigeria (Wineman and Liverpool-Tasie, 2022).