Innovations for sustainability and
resilience in aquatic systems
Tabeth Matiza Chiuta, WorldFish Regional Director
for Afr...
4 issues
• Fish – trends and
opportunities
• Aquaculture innovation
• Taking a systems
approach
• Making it happen
through...
Global consumption patterns
Global consumption patterns
Growth in demand for fish (2007 – 2015)
Source: Cai (2011) Preliminary notes on forecasting the country’s future demand fo...
Growing importance of aquaculture
• Growing gap between
demand and supply
o Most traded food
commodity
• Stable or declini...
7
African aquaculture lagging behind
Aquaculture
• 50% of global fish supply
• 16% of African fish supply
Production
Milli...
Aquaculture Growth in Egypt
Aquaculture Growth in Ghana
Innovation – genetic improvement
Genetic gain in GIFT in Malaysia (>10% per generation)
Components Objectives
1. Fish and shrimp seed Dissemination of improved quality
lines of fish and shrimp seed
2.2. Househo...
Innovation - value
Innovation – 3 components
Aquatic
Agricultural
Systems
Need to take a systems approach
to innovation
Major demand and opportunity in
Africa to harne...
Rural poverty and AAS
Source: Bené & Teoh, in prep.
System Area
(km²)
People Living in
poverty
Africa –
freshwater
800,000...
AAS livelihoods in Zambezi basin
livestock
crops
fish
nrm
Aquatic Agricultural Systems
Beyond commodities to
focus on systems’ and livelihoods
AAS research agenda
• Sustainable increases in productivity – crops, fish,
livestock
• Improved access to markets
• Streng...
AAS
Southern
Polder
Zone
WHEAT;
GRiSP
CPWF - WLE
CCAFS
A4NH
PIM
CGIAR
Alignment
L&F
AAS innovation
• Gender
• Nutrition
• ME&IA
• Scaling
• Partnerships
• Capacity dep’t
AAS – African Partnership – NEPAD; FARA
• Choosing where we work
• Knowledge, information and
technology systems
• Joint c...
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  • Recomendation from side: Innovations for sustainability and resilience in aquatic systems

    1. 1. Innovations for sustainability and resilience in aquatic systems Tabeth Matiza Chiuta, WorldFish Regional Director for Africa [on behalf of Dr. Steven Hall] 19th July 2013, Accra, Ghana
    2. 2. 4 issues • Fish – trends and opportunities • Aquaculture innovation • Taking a systems approach • Making it happen through partnerships Photo Mongu fisher lady - switch
    3. 3. Global consumption patterns
    4. 4. Global consumption patterns
    5. 5. Growth in demand for fish (2007 – 2015) Source: Cai (2011) Preliminary notes on forecasting the country’s future demand for fish.
    6. 6. Growing importance of aquaculture • Growing gap between demand and supply o Most traded food commodity • Stable or declining capture fisheries • Rapid growth in aquaculture o 6% per year in past 5yrs o 12 million Asian fish farmers Global fish production 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 year milliontonnes capture culture source: FAO
    7. 7. 7 African aquaculture lagging behind Aquaculture • 50% of global fish supply • 16% of African fish supply Production Milliontonnes 1995 2000 2005 2010 2 4 6
    8. 8. Aquaculture Growth in Egypt
    9. 9. Aquaculture Growth in Ghana
    10. 10. Innovation – genetic improvement Genetic gain in GIFT in Malaysia (>10% per generation)
    11. 11. Components Objectives 1. Fish and shrimp seed Dissemination of improved quality lines of fish and shrimp seed 2.2. Household aquaculture Improving the nutrition and income status of farm households 3.3. Commercial aquaculture Increasing investment, employment and fish production through commercial aquaculture 4. Institution and policy Support to regulatory reform and institutional capacity building for sustainable aquaculture growth Innovation – systems improvement
    12. 12. Innovation - value
    13. 13. Innovation – 3 components
    14. 14. Aquatic Agricultural Systems Need to take a systems approach to innovation Major demand and opportunity in Africa to harness the potential of increased fish production Opportunities and capacity to innovate Fish + Agriculture +
    15. 15. Rural poverty and AAS Source: Bené & Teoh, in prep. System Area (km²) People Living in poverty Africa – freshwater 800,000 70m 43m Africa – coastal 300,000 12m 7m
    16. 16. AAS livelihoods in Zambezi basin livestock crops fish nrm
    17. 17. Aquatic Agricultural Systems Beyond commodities to focus on systems’ and livelihoods
    18. 18. AAS research agenda • Sustainable increases in productivity – crops, fish, livestock • Improved access to markets • Strengthened resilience and adaptive capacity • Enhanced gender equality in access to and control of resources and decision making • Improved policies and institutions • Scaling up (knowledge sharing and learning)
    19. 19. AAS Southern Polder Zone WHEAT; GRiSP CPWF - WLE CCAFS A4NH PIM CGIAR Alignment L&F
    20. 20. AAS innovation • Gender • Nutrition • ME&IA • Scaling • Partnerships • Capacity dep’t
    21. 21. AAS – African Partnership – NEPAD; FARA • Choosing where we work • Knowledge, information and technology systems • Joint communications • Building capacity
    22. 22. Thank You
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