Workshop on Nigerian Aquaculture: Investment and Financing of Nigerian Aquaculture

2 Nov 9:30 am

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a graphic telling about the Nigeria Workshop MeetingA hybrid sharing session exploring pathways in investment and finance to inclusively build an aquaculture sector that can contribute to increasing income, diversifying diets and empowering women in Nigeria.

Date: Wednesday, 2 November 2022

Time: 15:30-17:30 (UTC+8) / 08:30-10:30 (WAT)

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The forthcoming workshop on 'Nigerian Aquaculture: Status, prospects, and future growth' from 31 October to 2 November 2022 hosted by the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Fish and WorldFish will be an opportunity for interested donors, investors and African aquaculture communities to learn more about the role of sustainable aquaculture in reducing poverty and improving food, nutrition and livelihood security and the areas of potential investment and finance in the sector.

An open session will be held centering on 'Investment and financing of Nigerian aquaculture.' The invited researchers, industry experts and donor representatives based in Nigeria will speak on the investment framework for improving Nigerian aquaculture, the risk in sharing agricultural lending for smallholder aquaculture and the applicability of financing smallholder agriculture-aquaculture. 

The discussions and dialogues will also center on catalyzing aquaculture development through agribusiness investment as well as the Blue Economy Flagship under the Feed Africa Implementation. Investments to inclusively build the aquaculture sector can better contribute to the project’s strategic goals of increasing income, diversifying diets and empowering women.

Investment framework for improving Nigerian aquaculture:

Colin Shelley, Project Manager, Sustainable Aquaculture, WorldFish

Risk-sharing agricultural lending for smallholder aquaculture:

Akinola Baiyewu, Principal Manager, Agribusiness Finance and Investments, Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL)

Financing Smallholder Agriculture: Applicability in aquaculture in Nigeria

Cyril Ugwu, Regional Coordinator West Africa, IDH The Sustainable Trade Initiative

Catalyzing aquaculture development through agribusiness investment

Harrison Karisa, Senior Fisheries Specialist, World Bank

Blue Economy Flagship under Feed Africa Implementation

Damian Ihedioha & Ahmed Khan, African Development Bank Group (AfDB) 


Etienne Hinrichsen, Aquaculture Africa Magazine (AAM)

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We look forward to your active participation.

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