The Aquaculture Enterprise Development Project stimulates a viable aquaculture sub-sector in Zambia to promote economic diversification, food security, and sustainable employment generation, all of which are central priorities of the Government of Zambia. The project nurtures a domestic aquaculture sub-sector that serves as a viable and inclusive business opportunity, through enhanced production and productivity to improve the livelihoods of men and women beneficiaries, along the aquaculture value chain.

The project will be carried out in the identified Aquaculture High Potential Zones across Zambia, which are Siavonga, Chipepo, Bangwelu, Kasempa, Rufunsa, and Mungwi.

The project objectives are achieved through: a) support and promotion of reliable access to quality input and output markets; b) competitively priced risk-sharing access to finance and c) creation of an enabling infrastructure environment, which in turn is expected to facilitate the entry of new actors and expansion of business opportunities by the existing players in the industry.

The outputs of the project include:

  • Five functional out-grower clusters;
  • 200 young aqua-preneurs completed incubation sessions;
  • 98 million fingerlings produced;
  • One fish standards testing laboratory established;
  • 200 km feeder roads constructed in the five aqua-parks.