A webinar exploring research, investment and development solutions to strengthen and scale local innovation and business environments in Africa's growing aquaculture sector.

Date: Tuesday, 5 April 2022

Time: 17:30-20:45 (UTC+8)

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Aquaculture is becoming increasingly important in Africa, both to provide sustainable and nutritious food to growing populations and to improve livelihoods. An increase in demand creates both challenges and opportunities like improving sustainability and achieving net-zero targets. 

In a virtual event hosted by Innovate UK and KTN Global Alliance Africa, aquaculture researchers, investors, producers and processors came together to discuss current challenges and future opportunities for collaboration between the UK and Africa research institutions, funding bodies, SMEs and businesses interested to support developments in the growing aquaculture sector in Africa.

WorldFish's Project Leader for Sustainable Aquaculture, Shelley, Colin (WorldFish), joined the panel of experts to present WorldFish's research and innovation in sustainable aquaculture production systems in Africa.


Welcome & Introduction:

Caroline Griffin, Innovate UK KTN


Overview of the African Aquaculture sector: A summary of the challenges and opportunities for growth:

Shelley, Colin (WorldFish), Project Leader, WorldFish


Sustainable Aquaculture through a One Health Lens: Feedback from the UK Government One Health Aquaculture African Workshop:

Grant Stentiford, Leader, Healthy Seafood Theme, CEFAS


Infectious Disease and Biosecurity:

Margaret Crumlish & Aloysiys Adibe, Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling


Investment in African Aquaculture:

Roy Charsley, AquaApark


Panel Session: Opportunities for collaboration and innovation:

Chaired by Etienne Hinrichsen, Aquaculture Africa Magazine


Follow WorldFish and the hashtag #aquaticfoods to check out past conversations on Twitter. 

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African Aquaculture: Challenges and opportunities