Fish fats in soap making in rural areas (Ghana)

Credit:Patrick Appenteng (Ghana)

The significance of aquaculture goes beyond food security, even into detergents manufacturing, a technology which most rural folks practice on a small scale.

The insert shows the fish oils and other fats from degutted fishes from a fish farm in the Asuogyaman District of Ghana. The whitish substances are fats that have coagulated.

Apart from the fact that these women processors use some of the oil for food for their families, they claim they also use some of the oil in local soap production as well.

Fish fats in soap making in Ghana





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