Promoting climate-smart aquaculture systems
A virtual discussion exploring the latest research and technology in aquaculture production systems for improved livelihoods.
Date: Thursday, 27 January 2022
Time: 19:00-20:30 (UTC+8)
ACliSAT project contributes to poverty reduction and nutrition by promoting climate-resilient and more productive culture practices of Nile Tilapia for different water and environmental conditions in emerging and existing aquaculture sectors in three countries – Egypt, Eritrea and Ethiopia. Aquaculture systems that optimize water use efficiency and adapt to different environmental conditions are important for successful tilapia farming in arid lands.
WorldFish has undertaken research and technology improvement for several systems including the Integrated Aquaculture-Agriculture system (IAA), and Improved Pond Raceway Aquaculture System (IPRS). These systems enable intensification of production, efficient use of natural resources and nutrients, re-using wastes such as pond water and mud as crop fertilizer.
The technologies are easy to upscale and adapt to different scales and local conditions depending on resource availability. Such technologies will help to expand aquaculture to new horizons, create employment opportunities for women and youth in remote rural communities and improve rural livelihoods.
IFAD and WorldFish will organize this webinar for knowledge sharing on climate-smart aquaculture systems, with a focus on IPRS and IAA, demonstrating how climate-smart aquaculture can provide solutions to food security and reduce poverty at a time of climate change.
- Abdel-Fattah El-Sayed, Emirate Prof., Fish Biology, Fisheries & Aquaculture, Alexandria University
- Ahmed Nasr-Allah, Country Director, WorldFish Egypt
- Richard Abila, Senior Technical Specialist, Fisheries & Aquaculture, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
We look forward to your active participation.