Sustainable integrated acquaculture projects

Project impact pathway


Component 1 Technologies for sustainable integration of aquaculture with rice and pig production developed and sustained
Activities Expected Actual Percentage Achieved Remarks
Wetland area mapping Wetland mapping carried  out and map produced Mapping of wetland areas carried out in Sierra Leone, Cameroon & Nigeria with production of maps carried. 100 Hard copies of maps are produced and kept in project offices.
Wetland area survey Socio economic study carried out and report produced Socioeconomic study commissioned. 100 Socioeconomic survey concluded. Papers generated from socioeconomic survey are at advance stages of being published
Adaptive research Establish one adaptive research plot per country of project Integrated pond, pigsty & maggoty established and functioning in Sierra Leone, Cameroon and Nigeria. 100 Adaptive research completed. Minimum of six papers in all was submitted for publication in international journals. At least three have been published (See attachment)
Farm trials, data collection & analysis Collection and analysis of data Data collection and analysis completed 100 Farm trials completed and results included in the papers sent for publication.
National stakeholders’ workshop Hold 1 national stakeholders’ workshop in Sierra Leone, Cameroon & Nigeria National stakeholders’ workshop already held in Sierra Leone, Cameroon & Nigeria 100 Expected achieved
Farmers’ plot establishment and demonstration Select & establish 2 farmers’ plots in Sierra Leone, Cameroon and Nigeria 3 sites selected in Sierra Leone; 2 in Cameroon and 4 in Nigeria for farmers’ demonstration plots 150% achieved in Sierra Leone, 100% in Cameroon & 200% achieved in Nigeria Expected achieved & exceeded in Sierra Leone & Nigeria. More locations have been identified in Sierra Leone & Nigeria Hampered by Ebola in Sierra Leone and procurement issue in Cameroon hampered the progress of the project implementation.
Training of farmers in the selected demonstration locations 100 farmers to be trained per country of project. Farmers training not carried out in Sierra Leone & Cameroon.250 farmers already trained in Nigeria (30% were women) 0% achieved in Sierra Leone & Cameroon.250 % achieved in Nigeria Expected is far from being realized. Hampered by Ebola in Sierra Leone and procurement issue in Cameroon which made it impossible for Cameroon to receive funding to continue project activities.
Publication of training manuals Produce manual for farmers training Manual already produced in Sierra Leone & Nigeria but yet to be completed in Cameroon 100% achieved in Sierra Leone & Nigeria but 50% accomplished in Cameroon Expected almost accomplished in the three countries. Training manual publication was delayed due to late submission of chapter contributions in Cameroon but this has been overcome.
Component 2: Market access and quality of Aquaculture products improved
Activities Expected Actual Percentage Remarks  
Organize field visit and interactive meeting among  stakeholders on value addition Hold interactive meeting on value addition in country of project Interactive meeting has commenced in Sierra Leone, Cameroon & Nigeria Achieved in Nigeria 100% while it has been accomplished 50% in Sierra Leone and Cameroon. This sub component is to last the project life cycle. Interaction was abated in Sierra Leone due to the EVD but this been gradually resolved.
Market linkages and fish supply chain coordinated. Coordinate supply chain in the three country of project Value chain is being coordinated in the three country of project. 50% achieved in Sierra Leone, Cameroon and 100% achieved in Nigeria. This sub component is to last the project life cycle.
Management options for fisheries supply chain proposed.  Two innovation platforms facilitated and established Two IPs have been established in Nigeria, one in Sierra Leone and Cameroon respectively. The established IPs is functional. 100% The project has reset the target to established 5 IP at the project completion Sierra Leone, Cameroon and Nigeria respectively. Sierra Leone is solving this problem through radio phone-in program and also for the first time establishing the Fisheries Society of Sierra Leone (FISOSL).
End market opportunity from the farm output supported Creation of six market outlets per country Two marketing centers have been created in Sierra Leone, Cameroon and Nigeria 60% achieved More marketing options and opportunities are being explored. Nigeria has however entered into partnership with CAFAN for creation of market and farmer Cooperatives
New products and services identified and developed 2 new products and services created per country of project. Four new products and services created in Nigeria, two in Sierra Leone and Cameroon 200% for Nigeria and 100% for Sierra Leone and Cameroon respectively Fish filleting and smoking, fish packaging method and fish feeds developed.
Component 3: Institutional strengthening and Integrated capacity building of all stakeholders
Capacity building and support to research students Build the capacity of 2 M.Sc. students per country of project and enhance the capacity of scientists and extension workers 



Sierra Leone, Cameroon and Nigeria have enhanced the capacity of research students (About Five students have been impacted in each of the country). 


200% achieved in Sierra Leone, 200% and 200% achieved in Cameroon and Nigeria respectively  This was disaggregated by gender 25% male and 75% female.Thesis produced and results have been sent to reputable journals for publication. Njala University had less MSC admission previously but now the admission has soared and opportunities still exist in product development and feed research which could be achieved in the life time of the project.
Capacity building and support to scientists and technologists Support and enhance the capacity of four scientists on short term training per country of project. Nigeria has enhanced the capacity of two scientists; Sierra Leone has enhanced the capacity of six staff while Cameroon is yet to. Achieved 50% in Nigeria while it is 100% in Sierra Leone and Cameroon respectively The short term training was disaggregated by gender and was in line with project objectives
Upgrading of existing laboratory and hatchery in the country of project Upgrade and equip existing laboratory and hatchery Laboratory and hatchery of host institutions have been upgraded and equipped 100 The laboratory and hatcheries have improved the quality of the host institutions` practical activities. Institutional policy affected the timely implementation of this in Cameroon.
Procurement of vehicle Procure one vehicle per country of project. 1 Vehicle procured each in Sierra Leone, Cameroon and Nigeria 100 Cameroon had initial hitch in getting the vehicle procured but that has been resolved Procurement policy was a road block to the ease of actualization of project activities.
Component 4: Project coordination
Project coordination Establish and equip one project office per country Project offices have been established and fully equipped.Project team is in place in the three countries of project. 100 This component of the project has already been completed.
Prepare quarterly technical and financial reports of the project Submit 2 annual reports, prepared 4 quarterly reports and hold coordinating team meetings. Two annual reports submitted per country; 4 quarterly reports produced and at least 4 Coordinating team meetings conducted. 100 achieved for the reporting year Team spirit exist among the project team
Component Output Outcome Impact
1.Technology developed and sustained §Knowledge base on wetlands suitable for integrated aquaculture developed§Functional innovation platforms created in Sierra Leone, Cameroon and Nigeria§Appropriate technologies for integrated aquaculture compatible with local experiences of farmers developed Outcome 1 Effective adoption of best practices in integrated aquaculture systems 

Outcome 2

Increased uptake of investment in integrated aquaculture nationally.


Outcome 3

Improved productivity of aquaculture-crop-livestock integrated systems

Knowledge based on wetlands use for fish farming developed

Functional innovation platforms established


Outcome 4

Effective utilization of wastes for maggot production has been established.


§Production of reference materials on integration fish piggery and rice§Capacity of youths and women enhanced§Increased awareness of fish farming nationally promoted through print and electronic media

§Adoption rate of technologies promoted improved by 60% in the project areas

§Low cost floating feed developed will cause about 80% reduction in the cost of fish production

§Enhanced collaboration with other donor organizations (WAAPP and FAO) on aquaculture development.

§Improved income and wellbeing of rural farmers in the project areas situated in Cameroun, Nigeria and Sierra Leone


2. Market access and products development §Management of fisheries supply chain enhanced§End market opportunities enhanced  Outcome 5 Client-responsive supply chain initiated. 

Outcome 6

Consumer base of products from integrated systems broadened



§Various supply chains have been strengthened and coordinated nationally as a result of the project§Capacity of most women trained on value addition enhanced to be self-employed.


§Value added products made available for distribution through created sales outlets.


§Specialized smoking kiln for low PAH content fish products and with capacity to generate fish oil produced and released to the markets.


3. Capacity of institution and research actors strengthening ·Capacity enhancing needs of actors of the fisheries supply chain identified·Capacity of research actors strengthened  Outcome 7Best management practices acquired and assimilated by actors in the integrated aquaculture systems. 

Outcome 8

Capacity of research institutions to carry out action-research enhanced

§Capacity of the undergraduate and postgraduate students enhanced through the use of the adaptive research facilities for research and training§Over 2000 students have been trained in Sierra Leone, Cameroon and Nigeria


§Over 16 universities and 4 colleges of agriculture benefited


§Capacity of the department in charge of aquaculture and fisheries management in the collaborating universities is further enhanced to do action research.

§The project has led to about 150% increase in admission of students in the department of host institutions

Technology Developed Source Description of Technology The Technology Status Regional and national benefit
Low cost and good quality feed University of Ibadan, Nigeria &A least – cost feed is to be commercialized before the end of second quarter of the year in Sierra Leone -Floating feed-3% fish meal utilization-Fast fish growth – Available for adoption-100% adoption by farmers within the project areas -Import substitution-Youth and gender-Employment

-Private sector

Technique for Mass production of  African catfish and Nile tilapia Njala University, Sierra Leone,Buea University Cameroun &University of Ibadan, -Fibre glass tank-Simple Hatching facilities-Efficient water utilizations -Available for adoption-100% adoption by farmers -Employment-Youth and gender-Environment

-Improve yield

Maggot production and waste utilization Njala University, Sierra Leone,Buea University Cameroun &University of Ibadan, -Simple and cheap structure-Neat and environmentally friendly-Transforming maggots into marketable fingerling feed -Available for adoption-60% adoption by farmers -Environment-Employment-Increase production

-Youth and gender

Modern technique of adding value to fish and packaging Njala University, Sierra Leone,Buea University Cameroun &University of Ibadan, -Simple and cheap structure-Neat and environmentally friendly -Available for adoption-100% adoption by farmers -Environment-Employment-Increase production

-Youth and gender

  • Increase in the number of people willing to adopt the Integrated Innovation – more than 70%.
  • Governments of the three countries are particularly paying attention to encouraging integrated fish farming.
  • Low cost feeds are now being developed using locally available ingredients alongside wastes generated by the projects.
  • Consultancy opportunities to INGO, Firms and private operators
  • Sales of fish seeds to farmers especially in Nigeria and Sierra Leone.
  • Undergraduate and postgraduate have acquired skills and are ready to create jobs rather than searching for the proverbial white collar jobs.
  • Dynamic innovation platforms have being created to charter the course of Aquaculture – Agriculture Development.
  • Best practices in integrated aquaculture systems which improve productivity of aquaculture-crop-livestock integration  developed and promoted to beneficiaries and also to the scientific world.
  • More than 100% in undergraduate enrolment and about 150% postgraduate enrolment made possible by the project.
  • Graduated students easily gain employment.
  • Value added products using rice, fish, pork and poultry are presently being researched by a postgraduate student of Njala University – being assisted by a specialist in the Home Sciences Department Njala University.
  • Development of technique for mass production of African catfish and Nile tilapia


01 Sabati women farmers` association Port Loko, Northern Sierra Leone Fish, Rice & Poultry Integration
02 Center of Excellence, Njala University Towama Campus, Bo, Southern Sierra Leone Fish, Rice, Poultry & Piggery  Integration
03 Christ the King College (CKC) Bo, Southern Sierra Leone Fish, Rice & Piggery  Integration
04 Faculty of Agriculture Unimak Makeni, Northern Sierra Leone Fish, Rice & Piggery  Integration
05 Manjama Institute of Agriculture Bo, Southern Sierra Leone Fish, Rice & Piggery  Integration
06 Balandugu Farmers Association Koromasilai Village Koinadugu District Northern Sierra Leone Fish, Rice & Poultry Integration
07 Dakomi development cooperation Tombo, Western Rural Fish, Rice & Poultry Integration
08 Agency for Rural CommunityTransformation (ARCT) 5 New London Water Works MakeniNorthern Sierra Leone Fish, Rice & Poultry Integration
09 Nangowa Agricultural Business Centre Lambayama Kenema Eastern Sierra Leone Fish, Rice & Poultry Integration
10 Camboigbema Farmers Association Gardorhun – Nyawa, Kenema Fish, Rice & Piggery  Integration

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