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Aquaculture for Food Security, Poverty Alleviation and Nutrition

Objective

Aquaculture is widely considered as important for enhancing food security, alleviating poverty and improving nutrition. However, little information is available concerning the direct and indirect impacts of aquaculture on food security and poverty alleviation in most developing countries and LIFDCs. Strengthening the knowledge base surrounding aquaculture and food and nutrition security through this project will provide the evidence upon which sound resource allocation and strategies can be based, and subsequently plan, implement and coordinate efficiently development and research programmes supporting the sustainable expansion of aquaculture and increasing its impact to food security and poverty alleviation. The project is to be implemented by 18 partners in 11 selected LIFDCs, 3 EU partners, and 3 international organizations. The project will strengthen the knowledge base on food security and poverty and develop new methodologies or more rigorous methodologies to quantify the contribution of aquaculture in combating hunger and poverty in developing countries and LIFDCs. This will endeavour to better understand aquaculture’s contribution to human development. Project partner countries were selected based on varied human development conditions and national level efforts in including aquaculture for improving national food security and alleviating poverty. They represent all major aquaculture regions and ICPCs where aquaculture has major contributions to national economy involve high numbers of small-scale aquaculture farms, and with high international trade of fish and fishery products. The results of the project will be brought to the attention of countries and development partners, particularly the EU, and outputs will help LIFDCs and various development partners to improve efficiency and coordination in development initiatives focused on aquaculture as a means of promoting food security and poverty alleviation.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development
  • /engineering and technology/other engineering and technologies/food and beverages/food safety
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/fisheries
  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/nutrition

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2011-5
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Funding Scheme

CSA-CA - Coordination (or networking) actions

Coordinator

THE FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
Address
Viale Delle Terme Di Caracalla
00153 Roma
Italy
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 291 040
Administrative Contact
Rohana Subasinghe (Dr.)

Participants (17)

INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR LIVING AQUATIC RESOURCES
Malaysia
EU contribution
€ 139 840
Address
Jalan Batu Maung Batu Mang
11960 Bayan Lepas
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Siew Pheng Tan (Ms.)
INSTITUTE OF DEVELOPMENT STUDIES
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 71 041
Address
University Of Sussex
BN1 9RE Brighton - Falmer
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Christophe Bene (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF PORTSMOUTH HIGHER EDUCATION CORPORATION
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 79 099
Address
Winston Churchill Avenue University House
PO1 2UP Portsmouth
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jo Penney (Ms.)
KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 51 360
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ivan Kristoffersen (Mr.)
UNIVERSITETET I STAVANGER
Norway
EU contribution
€ 20 000
Address
Kjell Arholms Gate 41
4021 Stavanger
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Troels Jacobsen (Mr.)
NETWORK OF AQUACULTURE CENTRES IN ASIA-PACIFIC
Thailand
EU contribution
€ 44 000
Address
Surawadi Bldg, Department Of Fisheries Compound, Kasetsart University Campus
10900 Bangkok
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mohan Chadag Vishnumurthy (Prof.)
BANGLADESH FISHERIES RESEARCH FORUM
Bangladesh
EU contribution
€ 24 000
Address
Road 27 House 354 Ground Floor
1206 Dhaka
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Mostafa A R Hossain (Prof.)
FRESHWATER FISHERIES RESEARCH CENTER OF CHINESE ACADEMY OF FISHERY SCIENCES
China
EU contribution
€ 29 400
Address
East Shanshui Road 9
214081 Jiangsu
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Xinhua Yuan (Prof.)
Ministry of Agriculture
India
EU contribution
€ 24 000
Address
Krishi Bhawan,dr. Rajendra Prasad Road Room No 242 C
110 001 New Delhi
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Baje Vishnu Bhat (Mr.)
Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center
Thailand
EU contribution
€ 29 400
Address
Phaholyothin Road
10903 Bangkok
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Somnuk Pornpatimakorn (Mr.)
VIEN NGHIEN CUU NUOI TRONG THUY SAN1
Vietnam
EU contribution
€ 24 000
Address
Dinh Bang
Tu Son Bac Ninh
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Thanh Luu Le (Dr.)
Ministry of Fisheries Development
Kenya
EU contribution
€ 24 000
Address
Museum Hill
00200 Nairobi
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Beatrice Nyandat (Ms.)
MAKERERE UNIVERSITY
Uganda
EU contribution
€ 24 000
Address
Main Campus
256 Kampala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Muyonga John (Prof.)
UNIVERSITY OF ZAMBIA
Zambia
EU contribution
€ 24 000
Address
Great East Road Campus
10101 Lusaka
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Drinah Banda Nyirenda (Dr.)
UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO CEARA
Brazil
EU contribution
€ 29 400
Address
Avenida Da Universidade 2853
60020181 Fortaleza
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Manuel Furtado-Neto (Dr.)
PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE VALPARAISO
Chile
EU contribution
€ 41 400
Address
Avenida Brasil 2950
N/A Valparaiso
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Exequiel Gonzalez (Prof.)
UNIVERSIDAD CENTROAMERICANA ASOCIACION
Nicaragua
EU contribution
€ 29 400
Address
Avenida Juan Pablo Ii De La Rotonda
(505) 69 Managua
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Juan Ramón Bravo Moreno (Prof.)