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Pan-Africa project to focus on potential of fish trade for increased nutrition and income

31 March 2015

A new pan-African project has been launched to strengthen the continent’s great potential for increased trade in fish. Africa, despite being endowed with plentiful fish resources only accounts for 4.9% of global fish trade. It seems logical that more efficient trade could significantly improve income and nutrition for millions of Africans, particularly those 12.3 million that are directly employed in the fisheries and aquaculture sectors. ‘FishTrade for a Better Future’, a European Commission funded project implemented by WorldFish, the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) and the African Union Inter-African Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR) will strengthen value chains and, with a focus on sustainability, give better access to intra-regional markets and subsequently improve food and nutritional security and income in sub-Saharan Africa.


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