Recomendation from side: Innovations for sustainability and resilience in aquatic systems
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Recomendation from side: Innovations for sustainability and resilience in aquatic systems Recomendation from side: Innovations for sustainability and resilience in aquatic systems Presentation Transcript

  • 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
  • 4 issues • Fish – trends and opportunities • Aquaculture innovation • Taking a systems approach • Making it happen through partnerships Photo Mongu fisher lady - switch
  • 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 for fish.
  • 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 African aquaculture lagging behind Aquaculture • 50% of global fish supply • 16% of African fish supply Production Milliontonnes 1995 2000 2005 2010 2 4 6
  • 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. 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
  • Innovation - value
  • Innovation – 3 components
  • 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 +
  • 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
  • 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 • 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)
  • 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 communications • Building capacity
  • Thank You