The Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) program is funded by the African Development Bank (AfDB) and other agencies. The aquaculture compact is one of 15 compacts comprising TAAT led by WorldFish.
Ten countries were selected for the TAAT Aquaculture Compact (TAC): the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and Zambia as focal countries, and the Republic of Benin, Burundi, Cameroun, Cote d’Ivoire and Tanzania as satellite countries. TAC aims to reach out to 1.15 million aquaculture value chain actors in these 10 countries within three years. This will include disseminating and upscaling aquaculture technologies across Africa to increase the productivity and income of fish farmers, increase fish protein consumption and enhance sustainability across the aquaculture value chain.
Specific objectives of the aquaculture compact are
- to create an enabling environment for aquaculture technology adoption by the value chain actors;
- to facilitate effective delivery of technologies to fish farmers and other actors along the aquaculture value chain;
- to increase aquaculture production and productivity by identifying and disseminating quality tilapia and catfish seed and producing low cost fish feed as well as through value addition.
At the country level, TAC will also work with private sector stakeholders among aquaculture value chain actors and members of National Agricultural Research and Extension Systems (NARES) for the actualization of the compact’s objectives.