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Aquaculture

AQUACULTURE

Pathways to

Food Security & Economic Development

in Ghana, West Africa


Overview

Overview

  • What Is Aquaculture?

  • Aquaculture In Ghana

  • Statistics

  • Food Security & Economic Development

  • Entrepreneurships, Trade & Investments

  • Pros & Cons

  • Next Steps


What is aquaculture

What Is Aquaculture?

  • Different from Agriculture and Fishing

  • Two Forms:

    • Off-Shore “Water” Based

    • On-Shore “Land” Based


Blueprint

Blueprint

Materials

  • Area & Water

  • Fish & Feed

    Components

  • Tanks

  • Pumps

  • Filtration

  • Aeration


Education maintenance

Education & Maintenance

  • Education

    • Training

    • Biologists and Engineers

    • Managers & Accountants

  • Maintenance

    • Maintain Balanced Eco-System

    • Repair Components

    • Feed, Grow & Catch Fish


Ghana

Ghana

Land

  • 238,535km2 (92,098 mi2)

    Coastline

  • 553.3 km (343.8 mi)

    Inland Water Coastline

  • 24,000 km2 (14,913 mi2)

    Population

  • 24 Million (45% children)


Aquaculture in ghana

Aquaculture In Ghana

Ideal Country for Aquaculture

  • Suitable Natural Environment

  • Stable Government

  • Government Support: Tax Breaks & Incentives

  • Growing Economy

  • Workforce

  • High Fish Demand


Fishing industry

Fishing Industry

Three Sectors

  • Marine78%

  • Inland19%

  • Aquaculture 3%

    Market Trends

  • Marine & Inland Decline

  • Aquaculture Rise80%

    • Renewable & Sustainable

    • Main Product: Tilapia & Catfish


Fish protein statistics

Fish Protein Statistics

  • Requirement 992,000.0 MT

  • Production (Minus Export) 397,445.2 MT (40.00%)

    • Production 441,590.0 MT

    • Export 44,144.8 MT

  • Import 191,428.9 MT (20.00%)

  • Consumption 558,874.1 MT (59.36%)

  • Deficit 403,125.9 MT (40.63%)


Trade deals who benefits

Trade Deals: Who Benefits?

  • Importers

    • EU (UK, Poland, Belgium), Netherlands

    • Mauritania

  • Exporters

    • European Union

  • Trade Partners

    • EU, China, Japan


Food security economic development

Food Security & Economic Development

  • Food Security = National Security

    • Sustainable Sovereignty

    • Education

    • Environment

  • Economic Development

    • Power, Stability, Independence & Justice


Entrepreneurships trade investments

Entrepreneurships,Trade & Investments

  • Ghanaian Citizens

  • Ghana Economy

    • Trade: Exports & Imports

    • Infrastructure

    • International Standing

  • Investors Interested in Africa


Pros cons

Pros & Cons

CONS

  • New Industry (Viability & Training)

  • Start Up Costs (Capital)

  • Maintenance Fees & Infrastructure

  • Marketing

  • Feed Supply

  • Environmental Aspects


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Pros & Cons

PROS

  • Fast Growing Industry

  • Relatively Easy Business

  • Enter on the Ground Level

  • Low Start Up Cost & High Return

  • Sustainable Food Source


Far east farms

Far East Farms

  • Near Volta Lake in Sogakope, Ghana

  • Focus

    • Find Investors

    • Increase Production

  • Established

    • Reduce Deficit

    • Economy


Far east farms1

Far East Farms

  • Major Fish Products

    • Tilapia & Catfish (Packaged & Unpackaged)

  • Target 80% of the Local Market

    • Competitive Prices

    • Advertising

    • Customer Service

    • Local Activities: Restaurants, Shops, Cultural Events, Festivals for the Greater Accra Region


Next steps

Next Steps

More Information

  • Aqauculture Investment Opportunities

    • MOFA

    • FAO

    • The Fish Site

    • Far East Farms

  • Fish Feed Industry

  • Aquaponics


Give a man a fish and he eats for a day

Give a man a fish and he eats for a day.

Teach a man to fishand he can feed himself for life.


Aquaculture pathways to food security economic development in ghana west africa

AQUACULTUREPathways to Food Security & Economic Development in Ghana, West Africa

Presented By

Keva Williams

[email protected]

In Association With

Pan African Global Trade Conference

http://www.panafricanglobaltradeconference.com/

Frederick M. Lomotey

Executive Director, Far East Farms

[email protected]

Special Thanks To

CSUDH Africana Studies Department

http://cah.csudh.edu/africanastudies/

For More Information Visit

http://www.mofa.gov.gh/

http://www.fao.org/fishery/countrysector/FI-CP_GH/en

http://www.thefishsite.com/fishnews/vars/country/gh

http://persesh.com/kmt/

Osas Eguae

[email protected]

Salim Faraji

US Representative, Far East Farms

[email protected]

California State University, Dominguez Hills

http://www.csudh.edu/

Republic of Ghana, Ministry of Food & Agriculture (MOFA)

United Nations, Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO)

The Fish Site (Industry Information)

Kemet Nu (CSUDH Black Student Org )


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