Reducing poverty and hunger by improving fisheries and aquaculture is the mission of the WorldFish Center. There are currently 15 projects by the WorldFish Center in 14 countries in Africa on the following research areas, amongst others: water management, agrobiodiversity, fisheries, and aquaculture.
Working in partnership with the private and public sectors and civil society the WorldFish Center is at the forefront of the development of pro-poor sustainable aquaculture. Our approach considers not only the needs of farmers for productive technologies, but also upstream and downstream activities, such as the supply of quality seed and affordable feed, post harvest processing distribution and marketing, and development of sustainable business enterprises that benefit the poor. WorldFish is thus helping make it possible for a growing number of the world’s poorest people to better feed and support themselves. Under the right conditions, this kind of aquaculture improves human well-being in a number of ways that support the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Direct benefits include greater food security, improved nutrition, supplemental income, and livelihood options.
According to Wikipedia Aquaculture, also known as aquafarming, is the farming of aquatic organisms such as fish, crustaceans, molluscs and aquatic plants.
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