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Aquaculture for Food Security, Poverty Alleviation and Nutrition

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 289760

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2012

  • End date

    31 December 2014

Funded under:

FP7-KBBE

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 062 072

  • EU contribution

    € 999 380

Coordinated by:

FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS FAO

Italy

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.
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Coordinator

FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS FAO

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

INSTITUTE OF DEVELOPMENT STUDIES

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 71 041

UNIVERSITY OF PORTSMOUTH HIGHER EDUCATION CORPORATION

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 79 099

KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 51 360

UNIVERSITETET I STAVANGER

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 20 000

NETWORK OF AQUACULTURE CENTRES IN ASIA-PACIFIC

Thailand

EU Contribution

€ 44 000

BANGLADESH FISHERIES RESEARCH FORUM

Bangladesh

EU Contribution

€ 24 000

FRESHWATER FISHERIES RESEARCH CENTER OF CHINESE ACADEMY OF FISHERY SCIENCES

China

EU Contribution

€ 29 400

Ministry of Agriculture

India

EU Contribution

€ 24 000

Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center

Thailand

EU Contribution

€ 29 400

VIEN NGHIEN CUU NUOI TRONG THUY SAN1

Vietnam

EU Contribution

€ 24 000

Ministry of Fisheries Development

Kenya

EU Contribution

€ 24 000

MAKERERE UNIVERSITY

Uganda

EU Contribution

€ 24 000

UNIVERSITY OF ZAMBIA

Zambia

EU Contribution

€ 24 000

UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO CEARA

Brazil

EU Contribution

€ 29 400

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE VALPARAISO

Chile

EU Contribution

€ 41 400

UNIVERSIDAD CENTROAMERICANA ASOCIACION

Nicaragua

EU Contribution

€ 29 400

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 289760

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2012

  • End date

    31 December 2014

Funded under:

FP7-KBBE

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 062 072

  • EU contribution

    € 999 380

Coordinated by:

FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS FAO

Italy