MOZAMBIQUE - The Nordic Development Fund (NDF), a joint development finance institution of the five Nordic countries, has approved a €5.0 million grant for aquaculture and climate change in Mozambique.
The project will assist Mozambique to pilot and develop a sustainable aquaculture model to build social, economic and environmental resilienee, improve cross-sectorial coordination and disseminate best practices in Mozambique and in the region through private sector involvement.
The approach would be linking smallscale producers to large private operators through a community-based out-grower scheme. It is consistent with the country’s green economy roadmap.
Aquaculture is projected to increase substantially in Africa during the next decades. As a means to ensure sustainable growth in aquaculture, it is important to develop and pilot methods that are in line with an ecosystem-based approach, to integrate climate change adaptation and mitigation into the methods and maintain a gender focus.
The project will form part of the forthcoming regional South West Indian Ocean Fisheries Governance and Shared Growth Programme (SWTOFish) which will, among other things, work with national fisheries institutions to establish co-management regimes in different parts of the region and to support aquaculture development, and is closely linked to the existing NDF fisheries and climate change project NDF C50.
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