Walton Family Foundation – Impact Institute performed two supply chain assessments of fisheries to understand how value is distributed along the chain​


Walton Family Foundation (WFF), founded in 1987, aims to build support for sustainable fishery practices to improve ocean health and to preserve coastal livelihoods. One of the focus areas in this aspect is to protect rivers and oceans and the communities they support.

Project description

The project consisted of performing two value chain assessments on selected fish supply chains within the operational work of WFF. The selected value chains were the Blue Swimming Crab (BSC) from Indonesia and the Mahi-Mahi from Peru. The main research questions were: (i) How does the value of fish accrue through the supply chain? And (ii) What is the fishers’ share of the final product? Further, a fisher income distribution was performed to shed light into the underearning present in  fisheries by benchmarking and comparing against living income standards.

Value for the client

WFF collaborated with Impact Institute to develop actionable information for the decision-making and strategy development required to support and preserve fishery communities. The results of the project yielded several recommendations to improve the sustainable management of the relevant fishery stakeholders and to close the living income gap of fishermen. Further, Impact Institute hosted webinars disseminating the results of the project as an extension of this project.

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