The DFID funded Post-Harvest Fisheries Research Programme (PHFRP) aimed to undertake an exercise involving the application and integration of a range of Programme outputs in a single geographic location, Cambodia, during the period March 2003 to March 2005. This was implemented in partnership with the Department of Fisheries Cambodia. The objectives of this intervention were:a) to provide a clearly documented case study on the adaptation and integrated application of PHF (Post-Harvest Fisheries) research outputs; and to provide clearly documented evidence of the benefits (impact) of the application of PHF research outputs.
IMM were involved in a number of the projects that were established to achieve the following outputs:
- A series of studies addressing macro, meso and micro-level aspects of the post-harvest sector.
- The development and promotion of a poverty reduction strategy for the post-harvest sector.
- The development and promotion of policy recommendations for the better management of the post-harvest sector. By undertaking the following activities:
i.The implementation of a post-harvest overview study.
ii.The identification of marginalised groups within the post-harvest sector and base-lining of livelihood assets.
iii.The implementation of relevant sub-sector studies focused on areas of particular importance to marginalised groups and areas where there are significant informational gaps.
iv.The identification of type and nature of forces giving rise to change within the sector and their impact.
v.The implementation of livelihood analysis studies of marginalised groups within the post-harvest sector and an assessment of the impact of change upon marginalised groups.