SARNISSA - about the project
Would you like to know how Clarias catfish are currently being cultured in Nigeria? Who is researching tilapia feeds and nutrition in South Africa? Or how private fish hatcheries are developing in Ghana and Cote D’Ivoire?
The EC funded SARNISSA project aims to link like minded individuals throughout Sub Saharan Africa and beyond for their mutual benefit. Language differences present a particular challenge. English speakers may be unaware of key contacts or unable to access the wealth of information from French-speaking countries and vice versa for French speakers
The three-year project is strengthening alliances between languages and across borders among experienced and emerging players in the African and wider aquaculture scene.
The project is built around The Aquaculture Compendium which is made available throughout the project period to all key project stakeholders who will help provide new materials related to sub-Saharan African aquaculture development. See the other SARNISSA pages in the Compendium for links to this new material, or use the in-built, main search engines within the Compendium to find this new sub-Saharan African content.
The project was launched in February 2008 at an inception meeting at the Institute of Aquaculture at Stirling. A consortium of eight partners from Africa, Europe¹ and beyond brings to the project a balance of considerable experience and expertise in the aquaculture research and commercial sectors, development and policy, and information technology, as well as an ability to work in different linguistic areas and a track record in the implementation of activities at local and international levels.
The project focus is very much on initiating regular communication among stakeholders (researchers, commercial and market sectors, government agencies, NGOs, and others) in order that collaborations can be initiated and nurtured. Identifying and developing such new initiatives for sub-Saharan African aquaculture research will be critical to this process. These may be between researchers and commercial users, between anglophone and francophone regions, between Africa and Asia; and between Europe and Africa.
Through the further development of the Aquaculture Compendium the project aims to deliver a comprehensive interdisciplinary knowledge base required for sub-Saharan African aquaculture to develop in a sustainable way and so fulfil its potential to help increase farmers’ incomes and increase food security.
If you are interested in being involved and feel that you can both benefit and contribute please contact:
Emmanuel Kaunda email@example.com Bunda College, University of Malawi Lilongwe, Box 219, Malawi
William Leschen firstname.lastname@example.org at the Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA, UK.
¹ Bunda College of Agriculture (Malawi), IRAD (Cameroon), ETC Netherlands., CIRAD (France), World Fish Center (Egypt), CABI (UK), Asian Institute of Technology (Thailand), and Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling (co-ordinator UK)