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Launch of new innovation platform set to boost growth of Egyptian aquaculture

Fish feeding at large fish farm, Faiyum, Egypt. Photo by Samuel Stacey, 2012.‘On 12 January 2014, WorldFish launched a new innovation platform to help plan for future growth of the highly successful Egyptian aquaculture sector.

Egypt is the largest producer of farmed fish in Africa and the Middle East. Annual production in Egypt is estimated at one million tonnes per year, the equivalent of one fish per person per week for 85 million Egyptians.

The innovation platform was developed by WorldFish, in collaboration with the Egyptian Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation and supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), as part of the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish.

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