Raised wire-mesh racks, covered with small, silver lake
fish drying in the sun, stretch across the Burundi shore of Lake Tanganyika near the small fishing village of Mvugo. While simple in design, these drying racks have made an enormous contribution both to local nutrition and the local economy. This improved drying technique was introduced in 2004 by an 18-month
FAO project, during which a small
pilot centre was constructed near
Mvugo fishing village.