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Aqua-Spark: Africa needs to increase tilapia production to meet predicted food needs by Shem Oirere September 16,2021   |  Source: SeafoodSource

Africa’s population could double from the current one billion to two billion people by 2050, with its demand for fish projected to increase to between 16 and 29 million metric tons (MT) in the same period from the current 10 million MT, according to a report by Netherlands-based global investment fund Aqua-Spark.

The report, part of Aqua-Spark’s Aqua Insights Report series, projects additional investment is needed in farmed tilapia to meet the anticipated surge in demand for seafood, especially in the sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) region, partly because farming the fish species is “scalable – and it’s healthy, sustainable, and affordable.”

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Theme(s): Fisheries Development and Aquaculture.

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