WorldFish is managing the project titled “Development and Scaling of Sustainable Feeds for Resilient Aquatic Food Systems in Sub-Saharan Africa (FASA)”, which goal is to develop low-cost, highly nutritious fish feeds based on novel ingredients and enable 5,000 smallholder fish farmers in 3 African countries to test and adopt these ingredients and feeds, leading to increased income, improved food security, and reduced waste and pollution. The FASA project will be implemented in will be implemented mainly in Nigeria, Zambia, and Kenya, with additional research activities to be completed in Malaysia and Sweden.
Primary project goal: To develop low-cost, highly nutritious fish feeds based on novel ingredients and enable 5,000 smallholder fish farmers in 3 African countries to test and adopt these ingredients and feeds, leading to increased income, improved food security, and reduced waste and pollution.
Outcome 1: Enhanced capacity of at least two stakeholder groups in each of the 3 target countries to integrate best practices toward a more sustainable feed sector, and to adopt new knowledge on nutrient requirements of multiple improved strains of tilapia and African catfish.
Outcome 2: Quality of at least 15 local ingredients has been improved through various processing techniques and the ingredients are used by stakeholders in the 3 target countries, including local millers and farmers, to produce 9 novel, cost-efficient feed formulations, to improve aquaculture productivity and resilience.
Outcome 3: 5,000 farmers directly or indirectly linked to the project access, test, and use novel fish feeds and feed solutions using the knowledge and innovations developed by the project, with support of a range of strategic scaling partners and other stakeholders.
Project Team and Partners
|Country||Geographical Coverage||Research Area||Leader and Team||Partner|
|Nigeria||North East: Adamawa, Borno, Taraba, and Yobe States.
North West: Kaduna, Kano, Sokoto, and Zamfara States.
South East: Abia, Ebonyi, and Imo States.
South South: Akwa Ibom, Delta, and Rivers States.
South West: Ekiti, Lagos, Ondo and Oyo States.
|Fish Feeds and Nutrition||PL: Rodrigue Yossa||West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development (CORAF)|
|Kenya||USENGE FISH CAGES LAKE VICTORIA, SIAYA COUNTY; SAMIA, BUSIA COUNTY NEAR LAKE ICTORIA; Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI), Sagana, Nyeri County; Kamuthanga Aqua Fish Farm in Machakos County||Fish Feeds and Nutrition||Scientist_Malaysia: Aaqillah Amr binti Mohd Amran||International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE)|
|Sweden||Same as ICIPE, CORAF and WF Zambia||Fish Feeds and Nutrition||Scientist_Zambia: Arthertone Jere||Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)|
|Zambia||Lusaka||Fish Feeds and Nutrition||Research Assistant_Zambia: Gregory Mulenga Kasanga||Natural Resources Development College (NRDC)|
|Zambia||Same as WF Zambia||Fish Feeds and Nutrition||Research Analyst: Nurulhuda Ahmad Fatan||Aller Aqua Zambia Ltd.|
|Africa||Same as ICIPE, CORAF and WF Zambia||Gender and Social Inclusion||PA: Tan Chao Yan||Includovate|
|Africa||Same as ICIPE, CORAF and WF Zambia||Climate Change and Environmental Assessment||PMU: Yogeswary Chellappan||8. NAGI Enterprise|
|Zambia||Southern, Northern, Muchinga, Lusaka, Eastern & North Western Provinces of Zambia||Fish Feeds and Nutrition||PMU: Yogeswary Chellappan||WF Zambia|