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Investment in Egypt’s aquaculture sector to increase food security and provide employment

WorldFish has invested in aquaculture research in Egypt for more than 20 years. Now under the new government in Egypt much effort is needed to address persistent high unemployment and limited economic opportunity for the poor. Investing in the country’s already well established aquaculture industry is one significant area where advances are possible, and WorldFish in collaboration with CARE Egypt, has now commenced a major aquaculture development project.
 

The establishment of a national breeding program for genetically improved Nile tilapia and the development of models for private and public sector partnerships for seed multiplication and distribution

Egypt faces a growing population and shrinking supplies of water. The Ministry of Agriculture recognizes that increasing crop and livestock production per unit of water and land is an essential priority. Fish has been identified as one of the two most important livestock sub-sectors for future national food security. However, to meet the growing demand for fish in the face of static returns from capture fisheries, new supplies will have to come from aquaculture and increasing the productivity of already existing fish farms.
 

CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish

In the developing world, more than 1 billion people depend on fish for most of their animal protein, and another 1 billion people  depend on livestock. Poor people, especially women and children, typically eat very little meat, milk and fish.

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.

Unleashing the Potential of Development Actors to Achieve Scale

Presented by Stuart Worsley, Head of Partnerships and Development for the Livestock & Fish CRP, International Livestock Research Institute, 2nd April 2014 at WorldFish HQ, Malaysia.

 
Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Institutional, Policy and Regulatory Framework for Sustainable Development of the Egyptian Aquaculture Sector

This report presents the findings of a mission to critically review the institutional, policy and regulatory framework for sustainable development of the Egyptian aquaculture sector.

Value chain for farmed fish

Value chain showing the steps of fish handling from inputs, production, processing and distribution, marketing to final consumption.

Improving aquaculture feed in Bangladesh: From feed ingredients to farmer profit to safe consumption

Use of manufactured feeds in aquaculture in Bangladesh has grown rapidly over the last five years. More than 1 million tonnes of commercially formulated feeds and 0.3-0.4 million tonnes of farm-made feeds were produced in 2012, and sectoral growth is projected to increase substantially over the medium term.

Feed the future aquaculture project training materials

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