Nutrition sensitive marine aquaculture in Africa (AfriMAQUA)

Nutrition sensitive marine aquaculture in Africa (AfriMAQUA)

Nutrition sensitive marine aquaculture in Africa (AfriMAQUA) 2560 1256 Ocean Decade

Lead institution:

Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD) – France

By 2030, per capita fish consumption is expected to increase worldwide with the exception of Africa, due to population growth outpacing supply on this continent. 

Aquaculture has significantly expanded in Africa — mostly based on freshwater aquaculture — but the marine aquaculture production is one of the lowest in the world. In this context, AfriMAQUA will foster the development of sustainable marine aquaculture in Africa with a nutrition-sensitive approach to contribute to food and nutrition security, poverty alleviation and income creation in the region. 

New interdisciplinary and multi-stakeholder partnerships and collaborations in and among African countries will foster solution-oriented research and new technological innovations, capacity development, and knowledge and technology transfers, as well as identifying drivers and barriers for the sustainable development of marine aquaculture across Africa for food and nutrition security as well as for empowering local communities. 

Start Date: 01/01/2022
End Date: 31/12/2030 

Contact point: Maria Darias –

challenges: 3- Sustainable Blue Food, 4- Sustainable Ocean Economy, 9- Capacity Development
ocean_basins: Indian Ocean, North Atlantic Ocean, South Atlantic Ocean
type_of_action: Programme


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