Identification of potential aquaculture and fish processing investment projects and partners in selected countries in Africa
About the publication
- Published: April 2009
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- Carried out by: Nordenfjeldske Development Services (NFDS) and Econ Pöyry; James Muir (team leader), Emelie Aurell, Sandy Davies, Per Erik Bergh, Audun Gleinsvik, Sveinung Fjose
- Commissioned by: Norad
- Country: Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Uganda, Tanzania, South Africa
- Theme: Private sector development, Primary industry (agriculture fishing forestry)
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The study emanates from a memo to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on strategic priorities for Norwegian cooperation assistance for business development within fisheries and aquaculture.
It concluded that commercial companies in Norway have special competence, resources and interest that can be matched with existing or emerging commercial enterprises in developing countries, and provide a basis for collaboration and investments within the aquaculture and fish processing sectors.
The purpose of the study was to provide relevant information for Norwegian companies interested in investment and/or joint ventures in African fisheries and aquaculture by identify potential investment projects and partners within the aquaculture, fish handling and processing sectors within selected African countries.
The study has been undertaken focusing primarily on commercial viability, but wider issues such as development impact has also been noted.
In August 2009 the study was presented at a mini-seminar at the Aqua Nor Exhibition in Trondheim - with about 50 participants. The documents below were prepared for the mini-seminar:
- Invitation to the mini-seminar, agenda and info brief on the study: Afrika Invest seminar
- Presentation by authors, Sandy Davis and Per Erik Bergh, NFDS, and Sveinung Fjose, Econ Pöyry
Tilapia Aquaculture in Africa, the Lake Harvest Experience – Presentation by Patrick Blow, CEO, Lake Harvest Group, Zimbabwe og Uganda