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Record number 429594
Title Sustainable Contract in the Bottled Tawalis Value Chain in Taal, Batangas, Philippines
Author(s) Almazan, C.V.; Trienekens, J.H.; Bijman, J.
Source International Journal on Food System Dynamics 2 (2012)4. - ISSN 1869-6945 - p. 420 - 430.
Department(s) Management Studies
WASS
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2012
Abstract This research was conceptualized to investigate the potential impact of contracts on the sustainability of the bottled tawilis supply chain, i.e. sustainability in terms of environmental protection, well-being of the people whose livelihood depends on tawilis production, processing and marketing; and enhanced economic gains from the chain. A survey amongst fishermen, middlemen and processors was performed in the lake Taal area. The study concludes that formal contracts, with specific demands to gear used and the handling of fish, may stimulate the catch of minimum and uniform sized fish. Such contracts may also stimulate delivery of higher quality fish by fishermen. These contracts thereby enhance sustainable fishing and increase in fishermen’s income. Direct (win-win) contracts between processors and fishermen seem to be the best way to stimulate delivery of sustainably catched fish. Government should strongly increase enforcement of sustainable fishing practices and stimulate contracting for sustainable fishing in this chain.
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