AFSPAN - Aquaculture for Food Security, Poverty Alleviation and Nutrition
Duration: January 2012 - January 2015
Project staff: Prof. Trond Bjorndal
Abstract: 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 in LIFDCs. Strengthening the knowledge base surrounding aquaculture and food 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 organisations. 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.
The results of the project will be brought to the attention of countries and development partners, particularly the EU, and the 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.
For further details contact Prof Trond Bjorndal