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Online aquaculture training videos now available to Egyptian fish farmers

Hatchery workers harvest Abbassa nile tilapia from a hatchery in Egypt. A series of high quality aquaculture training videos, designed to teach Egyptian fish farmers the industry’s best management practices, has recently been released.

Egyptian aquaculture sector plans for further growth

Stakeholders from Egypt’s $1.5 billion aquaculture industry will come together in Cairo this week to discuss future development of the sector.

Value chain analysis of the Egyptian aquaculture feed industry

The commercial aquaculture feed industry in Egypt is growing at a rapid rate. As a result, the  number of fish feed mills has increased from just 5 mills producing about 20,000 t per year in 1999,  to over 60 mills with a current production estimate of 800,000–1,000,000 t/year.

Improving employment and incomes through development of Egypt’s aquaculture sector (IEIDEAS)

The IEIDEAS project, funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and managed by WorldFish and CARE in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation, has focused on the development of the Egyptian aquaculture value chain.

How fish can feed Africa

This is a joint post with Malcolm Dickson, senior scientist and IEIDEAS project leader at WorldFish.

 

Sheltered marketplaces offer security and profits for women fish retailers

Women fish retailers are forced to sell their fish along roadsides or in front of shops, exposed to extreme heat during Egypt’s summer. They are often unwelcome in these locations.  “People used to kick us off the street refusing our presence, as we sit in front of their houses. The people were even showering the streets with water to stop us from sitting there,” explains Rasha Eid Abdallah who sold fish along the roadside to support her family.

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