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Developing the Aquaculture Value Chain

Fish production in West and Central Africa was estimated at 2.815.649 tons in 2008. Aquaculture contributes to less than six percent of this production. At this rate, it cannot meet the needs of consumers. Also, the average availability of fish in WCA is currently 14 kg/capita/year. Projections for 2025 show that current production levels shall be multiplied by three and four respectively, to cover current average needs. CORAF works with partners to add value and develop the value chain of aquaculture products. The development of aquaculture, therefore, remains the best alternative to reduce the risk of malnutrition and protein deficiency.

 

CORAF works with partners to add value and develop the value chain of aquaculture products with the understanding that the development of aquaculture remains the best alternative to reduce the risk of malnutrition and protein deficiency.

 

Under the West Africa Agriculture Productivity Program, a specialized research center on aquaculture was set up and the Nigerian government gladly accepted to host and lead research in this area.

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