Since 2007, WorldFish has been working with the farmers of the Aceh region of Indonesia and has now launched a project to develop shrimp farming and improve the livelihoods of some of the area’s poorest farmers. Working with the Aceh Aquaculture Cooperative (AAC), the aim is to lend technical and financial support to promote sustainable and responsible shrimp farming. Its goals are to improve the commercial capacity of the AAC through sharing practical knowledge, build capacity and impart the business skills required to manage an ongoing enterprise; to facilitate further AAC investment in member farms; and to reach 1,500 farmer members producing product for the export market. The WorldFish Incubator, working with the AAC, will provide technical and business management support.

Related sustainable development goals: