This study was undertaken to assess the production constraints and training needsof women fish processors in the Central Region of Ghana. The study involved 150 womenfish processors and 19 agricultural extension agents (AEAs) in the study area. Descriptivestatistics, t-test and the Borrich Needs Assessment Model were used in the data analysisand organisation of the results.The assessment of fish processing technology transfer and adoption indicated thatthe degree of adoption of fish processing practices ranged from slight to moderateadoption. The exception was only seen with the constructio n and use of Chorkor smoker(oven) which registered relatively higher adoption (3.5 on a 5-point Likert scale).Inadequate capital to run their business was the most crucial constraint mentioned by thewomen fish processors. Other important constraints mentioned were the high cost ofwiremesh and fish conveying bowls, transportation, fuelwood, and poor quality of freshfish due to the use of dynamites in fishing by some farmers.The areas considered by fish processors as constituting their greatest training needswere how to acquire credit, management of storage pests, record keeping, workings of cooperatives,storage of fresh fish and marketing strategies.The Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA), NGOs, and Research Institutionsshould collaborate to work out a training programme to upgrade the competencies of theirstaff and fish processors in fish processing technologies. Government at the local level(e.g. District Assemblies) and NGOs should design a sustainable loan scheme to supportfish processors with seasonal business loans.

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