FISH4ACP

Unlocking the potential
of sustainable fisheries and aquaculture
in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific

Zimbabwe

FISH4ACP aims to contribute towards a productive and sustainable tilapia aquaculture industry in Zimbabwe, lifting the population out of extreme poverty, as well as improving food security — to pave the way towards social inclusiveness across the landlocked nation.

The aquaculture sector has yet to take off despite the advantage of abundant water resources. Zimbabwe boasts over 12 000 dams — and conducive warm weather conditions in most parts of the country.

FISH4ACP’s priority areas for Zimbabwe’s tilapia aquaculture value chain include scaling-up production by applying low cost new technologies. The overarching goal is to facilitate strong domestic markets, positioning smallholders to trade with other countries as a way of reducing hardships.   

The initiative also aims to increase the contribution of aquaculture to gross domestic product (GDP) by training groups – in particular young people – to set the standards for environmentally friendly fish farming of the future.