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The project to supply the ASFA Database (free of charge) to Low Income Food Deficit Countries (LIFDC) is an attempt to provide access to the ASFA database to those Institutes that cannot join ASFA and/or that cannot afford the commercial subscription price to ASFA. The project is limited to institutes in LIFDC countries, because of the commercial nature of the ASFA partnership. The project began in 1999 and was originally limited to providing only the ASFA CD-ROM to institutes only in Africa. The project was subsequently enlarged to include all LIFDC countries and also to include access to the ASFA database via Internet (albeit many LIFDC countries institutes do not have the necessary internet connectivity).

The following institutions participate in the project:

  • Department of Zoology, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Bangladesh Fisheries Research Institute Library and Documentation Centre (FRILDOC), Bangladesh
  • Direction des Pêches. Ministère de l'Agriculture de l'Elevage et de la Pêche, Benin
  • New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD), Botswana
  • Lake Tanganyika Authority, Burundi
  • Ministère de l'Elevage, des Pêches et des Industires Animales (MINEPIA), Cameroon
  • Universidad del Magdalena, Colombia
  • Secrétariat Général à l'Agriculture, Pêche et Élevage, Democratic Republic of Congo
  • College of Marine Science and Technology, Eritrea
  • Fisheries Department, Ministry of Natural Resources, Gambia
  • TECHINFORMI, Georgia
  • Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, School of Biological Sciences, University of Cape Coast, Ghana
  • Department of Marine and Fisheries Sciences, University of Ghana, Ghana
  • Osagyefo Library, University of Education, Winneba, Ghana
  • Dirección General de Pesca y Acuicultura (DIGEPESCA), Honduras
  • Documentation Centre, International Collective in Support of Fishworkers, India
  • Bioinformatics Centre, Department of Fisheries Economics and Statistics, College of Fisheries, Lembucherra, India
  • Research Centre for Aquaculture, Indonesia
  • Marine and Environmental Pollution Research and Development Department, Marine Science Centre, University of Basrah, Iraq
  • Documentation Centre, African Union Interafrican Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR), Kenya
  • Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR), Malawi
  • Centro de Investigaciones Pesqueras y Acuícolas (CIPA-INPESCA), Nicaragua
  • Institute of Oceanography, University of Calabar, Nigeria
  • Nigerian Institute for Oceanography and Marine Research, Nigeria
  • National Fisheries Authority, Papua New Guinea
  • Mindanao State University Library, Philippines
  • Fisheries Division, Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources Development, Republic of Kiribati
  • Marine Research Centre, Republic of Maldives
  • Information Resource Centre, Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), Samoa
  • Centre de Recherches Oceanographiques de Dakar-Thiaroye (CRODT), Senegal
  • Ministry of Fisheries and Maritime Resources, Sierra Leone
  • Forum Fisheries Agency, Solomon Islands
  • MFMR Library, Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources, Solomon Islands
  • Nepad Planning and Coordinating Agency, South Africa
  • Library and Information Division, National Aquatic Resources Research and Development Agency, Sri Lanka
  • Tanzania Fisheries Research Institute, Tanzania
  • Lake Victoria Fisheries Organisation, Uganda
  • Department of Fisheries, Zambia

A number of Institutes, as a result of this project, have joined the ASFA Partnership.

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