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AQUACULTURE. Pathways to Food Security & Economic Development in Ghana, West Africa. Overview. What Is Aquaculture? Aquaculture In Ghana Statistics Food Security & Economic Development Entrepreneurships, Trade & Investments Pros & Cons Next Steps. What Is Aquaculture?.

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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

  • Marine 78%
  • Inland 19%
  • Aquaculture 3%

Market Trends

  • Marine & Inland Decline
  • Aquaculture Rise 80%
    • 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
pros cons1
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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