2nd ANAF General Congress: A Big Step for the Future of Aquaculture in Africa
The 2nd General Congress of the African Aquaculture Network (ANAF) opened today in Naivasha, Kenya under the leadership of the African Union. This major event brings together more than 100 participants from the four corners of the continent, all committed to promoting the sustainable development of Aquaculture in Africa.
ANAF, dedicated to the promotion of Aquaculture through research and best management practices, aims to promote sustainable growth of the sector and contribute to its recognition as an essential lever in the fight against poverty, security food and job creation in Africa.
ANAF’s major objectives for the years to come
This congress offers the opportunity to present the major objectives of ANAF for the years to come, as well as to elect a new executive office and new steering committee, thus guaranteeing the proper functioning of the organization.
ANAF’s commitment to sustainable aquaculture in Africa
The presence of the Media Observatory for Sustainable Fisheries in Africa (MOSFA) at this event as an associate member is proof that the African Union recognizes the commitment of the new executive office of this organization to contribute to the promotion of sustainable aquaculture in Africa.
Development of a strategic action plan
In parallel with the deliberations, participants will work to develop a strategic action plan aimed at effectively developing Aquaculture in Africa.
A collaboration platform
ANAF provides a collaboration platform where experts, researchers, industry players, journalists and other stakeholders can exchange knowledge, thereby fostering innovation and the implementation of effective solutions to overcome specific challenges faced by the area.
Collaboration between African countries
ANAF promotes collaboration between different African countries, facilitating joint initiatives to promote sustainable aquaculture across the continent. It also pushes governments and other stakeholders to invest more in this promising sector by highlighting the socio-economic benefits of Aquaculture.
This congress marks an important step in the promotion of Aquaculture in Africa. With the involvement of associate members and the active participation of ANAF members, a new dynamic will be established to develop Aquaculture in Africa and strengthen its contribution to the fight against poverty, food security and the creation of jobs on the continent.