Egypt has an important aquaculture sector. <br/>Photo: © FishConsult
Egypt has an important aquaculture sector.
Photo: © FishConsult

08.03.2016

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Switzerland, in collaboration with WorldFish and CARE International, has launched the “Sustainable Transformation of Egypt’s Aquaculture Market System” (STREAMS) project, aimed at boosting production of inexpensive, nutritious and safe fish from sustainable aquaculture systems in Egypt.

The Swiss project “Sustainable Transformation of Egypt’s Aquaculture Market System  - STREAMS”, which was presented in Cairo on the 4th February 2016, seeks to increase the participation of Egypt’s underprivileged socioeconomic segments in the country’s fast-growing aquaculture sector while also making fish more affordable and accessible. Increased availability and consumption of fish can reduce Egypt’s high rates of childhood stunting, undernutrition and obesity.

The three-year STREAMS project will assist fish farmers, fish traders and retailers across seven Egyptian governorates: Kafr El Sheikh, Beheira, Sharkia, Fayoum, Port Said, Minya and Beni Suef. The funding allocated for this project is two million Swiss Francs.
 
STREAMS is to focus on three goals, the first of which is to train fish farmers on improved management practices in existing fish farming zones and increase access to the Abbassa improved strain of Nile tilapia, a faster growing variety of the main fish species stocked in Egyptian fish farms.

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