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Aquaculture-Based Business Development

Due to the realities of increased food needs and climate change, sustainable aquaculture is bounding ahead as a vital source of income, improved nutrition and alternative livelihoods in many countries. 

The sector is still dominated by large enterprises and individual artisanal small-scale producers. The challenges that small-scale aquaculture farmers especially face in developing countries commonly lack: quality inputs, competence in improved production and productivity, entrepreneurial skills; climate resilient production technologies; as well as producers’ involvement throughout the value chain.

Formally organized structures for small-scale aqua-culture producers are uncommon but they are developing. Small-scale aquaculture farmers in tilapia, seaweed, sea cucumber and other products are in a unique position to combine forces and create improved synergies through formal collaboration. This will encourage income growth, improved protein access, increased empowerment and overall sector development.

Norges Vel will continue to vigorously support mall-scale aquaculture farmers and entrepreneurs in developing new and existing initiatives as well-structured and thriving businesses.

To achieve this we will:

  • Mobilize for bottom-up, locally based market oriented producers’ enterprises/ organizations
  • Improve the structuring of aquaculture value chains from input to sales
  • Enhance local, regional and international networks for partners and small farmers
  • Support strengthened competence in climate resilient aquaculture technologies for improved production and productivity 
  • Promote added value through cooperative organizations and increased entrepreneurship
  • Ensure women’s participation at equal level to men in all our initiatives
  • Ensure financially sustainable models through business planning, follow-up, and promoting common access to relevant financing
  • Promote renewable energy sources in small scale aquaculture businesses
  • Combine sustainable use of marine forests/ vegetation with local business development
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Aquaculture-Based Business Development