Research and training center supports growth of aquaculture in Africa

Kate Bevitt -

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A lab technician conducts water quality tests at the WorldFish research center in Egypt. Photo by Kate Bevitt, 2016.

By 2025, African governments hope that 40 percent of the total fish consumed in Africa will be met by aquaculture. Ongoing research and training provided by the WorldFish-run Africa Aquaculture Research and Training Center in Egypt will be critical to achieving this goal.

Myanmar aquaculture drives development, shows growth potential

Ben Belton -

Hatchery workers netting fish, Myanmar. Photo by Toby Johnson, 2016.
Hatchery workers netting fish, Myanmar. Photo by Toby Johnson, 2016.

Despite the recent growth of aquaculture in Myanmar, the full potential of aquaculture to drive rural economic development and contribute to food security is still unrealized, according to research funded by USAID and the Livelihoods and Food Security Improvement Trust (LIFT).