SAF provides technology improvement support that focuses on technical improvement, replacement and repairs, technical support, and application of new and appropriate technologies (including technology upgrades). Skill training and using technology supplements for improving effectiveness are accorded priority.
The post tsunami rehabilitation projects implemented by the Department of Fisheries have been characterised by extensive application of new and appropriate technologies in various micro enterprises. Many such technology applications have proved successful. While some of the technologies evidently need further strengthening or upgrading for ensuring performance, some have failed for various reasons. This context has demanded interventions for technology improvement and training.
Interventions in technology improvement require inputs as necessitated by the specific approaches adopted in each case. Some may need investment support while others may need only skill training. There may also be categories that would require investment in machinery (new, upgrade, major repairs) as well as extended skill training and capacity building.