Developing sustainable aquaculture is a must for the future no matter who you are. And in East Africa, WorldFish is growing its research partnership with the Lake Victoria Fishing Organization (LVFO) to do just that.
The LVFO is working with the EAC Secretariat and EU Delegation Regional Office to formulate a project to support the promotion of Aquaculture in the EAC. The main objective is to contribute to the development of competitive, gender equitable and sustainable commercial aquaculture in order to support economic development and sustainable management of natural resources in the Lake Victoria basin. The overall budget is EUR10.15 million. Three result areas are proposed: Result 1: Improved access to finance and to commercial networks for competitive aquaculture-related businesses; Result 2: Increased availability and quality of local skilled workers in aquaculture-related businesses; Result 3: Sustainable and bio-secure regional aquaculture production systems. For more information, visit the LVFO site.