NIGERIA - A new tilapia association has been set up in Nigeria.
The Tilapia Aquaculture Developers Association, Nigeria (TADAN) is currently an affiliate member of FISON.
The association became duly registered on the 6 June 2014 at the Corporate Affair Commission (CAC) in Abuja after having had several name modifications by the commission.
The association had its very first meeting on the 29 June 2012 at the FISON Secretariat, Victoria Island, Lagos to develop its concept note which was supported by the National Executive Council and since then more than eight different association meetings have taken place at the Secretariat.
The group is a member of FISON with a deep passion for the development of tilapia and we seek to achieve its development to a height of sustainability.
The association's objectives are numerous and cannot be achieved without immense support even as it partners with the relevant Research Institutes, Universities and Government Agencies to put Nigeria and tilapia production on the global map where it rightly belongs.
Recently the group collaborated with FISON and took 31 FISON members among whom are business men (Nigerians, Indians, Danish and Cameroun Citizens) to Ghana to understudy their success story and develop frameworks that would endure the challenges of time.
The stakeholders shall include academia, feed suppliers, equipment manufacturers, seed and genetic scientists, consulting and technology transfer organizations, supermarkets and food processing companies along the value chain.
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