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dc.creatorBrummett, R.E.
dc.creatorLazard, J.
dc.creatorMoehl, J.
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-29T09:09:33Z
dc.date.available2018-10-29T09:09:33Z
dc.date.issued2008
dc.identifierhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0306919208000067
dc.identifier.citationFood Policy 33:371-385
dc.identifier.issn0306-9192
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12348/1579
dc.description.abstractDespite 40 years of research and development, and hundreds of millions of dollars spent, aquaculture is struggling to realize its high biophysical potential in Africa. Hampered by ineffective institutional arrangements and donor-driven projects, the substantial gains in desperately needed food security and economic growth predicted by development agencies have generally not been achieved. Nevertheless, African aquaculture has demonstrated its competitiveness, producing fishes that feed low on the food chain in a range of well-adapted, environmentally friendly and profitable farming systems that meet the needs of a broad spectrum of user-groups. Key constraints to broader growth include lack of good quality seed, feed and technical advice; poor market infrastructure and access; and weak policies that, rather than accelerate, impede expansion, largely by emphasizing central planning over private sector initiative. If African aquaculture is to make substantial and much needed contributions to the continent’s development, government policy should attempt to facilitate the alleviation of key constraints and rely more heavily on commercial investments to lead future growth. Evidence to date indicates that a pragmatic business approach focusing on small and medium-scale private enterprises would produce more benefits for more people than centrally planned and government led development projects.
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dc.languageEn
dc.publisherElsevier BV
dc.sourceFood Policy
dc.titleAfrican aquaculture: realizing the potential
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.bibliographicCitationBrummett, R.E.; Lazard, J.; Moehl, J. (2008). African aquaculture: realizing the potential. Food Policy 33:371-385
dc.description.versionPeer Review
cg.coverage.regionAfrica
cg.identifier.worldfish971
cg.subject.agrovocaquaculture
cg.subject.agrovocfood security
cg.subject.worldfishimpact investing
cg.subject.worldfishpolicy
cg.identifier.statusLimited access
cg.identifier.ISIindexedISI indexed
cg.contribution.worldfishauthorBrummett, R.E.
cg.description.themeSustainable aquaculture
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodpol.2008.01.005en_US
cg.identifier.urlhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0306919208000067


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