Inclusive aquaculture: business at the bottom of the aquatic pyramid

Through a SIDA -funded project on small-scale fisheries FAO and partners have been supporting WorldFish Center research into small-scale aquaculture investment. Studies of projects in Bangladesh, India and Indonesia suggest significant outcomes from investment, and start to show the potential for new avenues for investment in aquaculture that have potential to deliver not only aquaculture products and profitable businesses for smallholders, but also social and economic goals. Some of the highlights are provided in this article.


Phillips, M., Rogers, W., Downing, W., Beveridge, M.C.M., Padiyar, P.A., Karim, M., Subasinghe, R. (2011)
FAO Aquaculture Newsletter 48: 44-46