An app for small-scale fishermen

Project partner: Abalobi

Abalobi app can improve living conditions

Abalobi is a smartphone application for small-scale fishermen in South Africa. The small-scale fishermen and their families live in great poverty. Using the Abalobi app, they can sell their catch simply and directly to restaurants, hotels, etc. in the region. This considerably increases their sales opportunities in competition with large suppliers and thus provides them with a secure income. As a result, they can significantly improve the living conditions of their families.

Using the Abalobi app, small-scale fishermen can accurately record their current catch as well as their income and expenses. The app also enables them to build a network, exchange valuable information about fishing, warn one another of severe weather and enter into a cooperative.

The Abalobi app can significantly improve the living conditions of small-scale fishermen.

Improve the living conditions

Thanks to the Abalobi app, small-scale fishermen can accurately record their current catch as well as their income and expenses. The economic situation and the living conditions of the families are sustainably improved.

Abalobi, South Africa - Small-scale fisherman in port with catch

Increasing sales opportunities

Thanks to the “marketplace” function, small-scale fishermen can sell their catch directly to restaurants, hotels, etc. in the region and maintain their place in the value-added chain.

Abalobi, South Africa - Small-scale fishermen exchange information by means of the Abalobi app

Valuable network for small-scale fishermen

The Abalobi app offers small-scale fishermen a valuable network with regard to social and environmental aspects, sustainable fishing, climate change challenges and much more.

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Using the Abalobi app the small-scale fishermen in Sout Africa can sell their catch simply and directly to restaurants, hotels, etc. in the region. This considerably increases their sales opportunities in competition with large suppliers and thus provides them with a secure income.

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⇒ The Happel Foundation supports the further development of the application and the increase in its use among small-scale fishermen in South Africa as well as the introduction of Abalobi in the Seychelles. ⇐

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The grafic shows the abalobi fishers journey and how it can significantly improve the living conditions of small-scale fishermen.

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