A hybrid sharing session exploring pathways for aquaculture research for development to build an aquaculture sector that can contribute to increasing income, diversifying diets and empowering women in Nigeria.

Date: Monday-Wednesday, 31 October-2 November 2022

Venue: Ibadan, Nigeria

The workshop on 'Nigerian Aquaculture: Status, prospects, and future growth' from 31 October to 2 November 2022 hosted by the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Fish and WorldFish was an opportunity for interested donors, investors and African aquaculture communities to learn more about the role of sustainable aquaculture in reducing poverty and improving food, nutrition and livelihood security and the areas of potential investment and finance in the sector.

The two-and-a-half-day privet event was held at the Conference Facility of International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in Ibadan, Nigeria, and included around 60 individuals. An open session was held centering on 'Investment and financing of Nigerian aquaculture' and centered on the risk in sharing agricultural lending for smallholder aquaculture and the applicability of financing smallholder agriculture-aquaculture.

The discussions and dialogues were also focused on catalyzing aquaculture development through agribusiness investment as well as the Blue Economy Flagship under the Feed Africa Implementation. Investments to inclusively build the aquaculture sector can better contribute to the project’s strategic goals of increasing income, diversifying diets and empowering women.

Click this links below to access meeting resources such as PowerPoint presentations and the meeting agenda.

Day One of Nigeria Workshop - PowerPoints

Day Two of Nigeria Workshop - PowerPoints

Day Three of Nigeria Workshop - PowerPoints

Meeting Agenda

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Investment and financing of Nigerian aquaculture