Between 2000-2010 Africa’s aquaculture industry grew tenfold, with much of the growth focused in Ghana. The country is expecting to start exporting fish in the next five to ten years.
Chaired by former UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan, the Africa Progress Panel presented this year’s Africa Progress Report, ‘Grain, Fish, Money — Financing Africa’s Green and Blue Revolutions’, in London on Thursday, May 8.
The report found that African countries can reduce poverty and inequality by boosting agriculture, which affects two thirds of the continent’s population.
The panel has now published a video showcasing the potential for African fisheries. The film focuses on the work of Ghana’s Tropo Farms, West Africa’s biggest fresh-water fish farm, which now produces and sells 6,000 tonnes of tilapia every year. Set up in Ghana in 1997, it shows Africa’s potential to develop its aquaculture sectors.