Gender-equitable pathways to achieve fish marketing in Cameroon : A case study of Mbalmayo Markets

Norbert Tchouaffe Tchiadje 1,2, Michel Tchotshoua 2,3


Fish like most seafood is a very rich source of protein and plays an important role in food security as a source of food for millions of people Worldwide. In many developing countries like Cameroon, fish is mainly for direct human consumption. This paper shows case lessons learnt from the field and generates discussion to further highlight existing challenges and opportunities to reach scale and impact of fish marketing  in Mbalmayo, Cameroon. As key findings, the study determined the typology of Fish market which varied from Smoked, dried, fresh life and dead fish, the sources of fish Sold in Mbalmayo markets which come from the river Nyong, the market actors (both men and women), the cost and price of fish sold in the markets and finaly the fish marketing chain and distribution channel.


channel; fishing; food; marketing; river

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