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Botswana

Project TitleMain Objectives/ScopeTimelinesCoverageFinancial PartnersImplementing Agencies/Partners
Guidelines for fish stock assessment in Major dams of BotswanaImprovement of biological and economic information on fish species2011NationalACP Fish IIDepartment of Wildlife and National Parks
Taskforce on IUU fishingImplementation of combating IUU fishing2011ContinentalSADC, FAO, SIFMember states
Aquaculture strategy for BotswanaContribution of aquaculture to national economic growth2012NationalACP Fish IIDepartment of Wildlife and National Parks
Fisheries management plan for the Okavango deltaManagement system to ensure conservation and sustainable use of resources2012RegionalACP Fish IIDepartment of Wildlife and National Parks
Strategy for aquaculture developmentNational food fish security as well as socio-economic growth2013RegionalSADCMember states
Regional aquatic biosecurity strategyImprove aquatic biosecurity2014RegionalFAO, SADC, AU-IBAR, OIE, EUMember states
Improving Aquatic Animal Health Management and Strengthening Biosecurity Governance in AfricaPrepare SADC Regional Framework for Aquatic Biosecurity Strategy2014ContinentalAU-IBAR, FAO, OIE, SADC, World Fish CentreMember States

Malawi

Project TitleMain Objectives/ScopeTimelinesCoverageFinancial PartnersImplementing Agencies/Partners
Aquaculture Development ProjectTo improve and sustain fish production from aquaculture investments in Malawi2011-2017 NationalGovernment of MalawiDepartment of Fisheries
Building climate change resilience in the fisheries sector in Malawi (being designed)Resilience of the fisheries resources and riparian community of Lake Malombe5 yearsSouthern Lake Malawi, lake Chiut and part of Lake ChilwaPact, Christina Aid and University of Rhode Island Coastal Resources Center (URI-CRC)PACT
Fisheries Integration of Society and Habitats (FISH)To increase resilience to climate change and improve biodiversity conservation through effective sustainable fisheries co-management 2014-2019 Regional USAID PACT and its partners
FAO/TCP Increasing resilience to climate change in the fishery sector of southern Lake Malawi and Lake Malombe

To introduce and operationalise a Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) in the South-East Arm (SEA) of Lake Malawi

 

Co conduct four feasibility studies as a baseline for a USD5.4 million project to be funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and executed by FAO in close collaboration with the Department ofFisheries (DoF) of the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development

April 2016 to December 2017 Regional FAOFAO, Department of Fisheries
Agriculture Technology Transfer (AgriTT) ProjectTo achieve is increased availability and affordability of farmed fish2014 to March 2017NationalDFIDDepartment of Fisheries with technical support from the Chinese Government
Nsomba Nchuma -
Cultivate Africa’s Future
(CultiAf)
To improve adoption of solar tent driers to reduce post-harvest fish losses while increasing economic gains and reducing use of forest resourcesOctober 2014-March 2017RegionalIDRC and Australian GovernmentUniversity of Malawi and Department of Fisheries
Agriculture Sector-wide approach (ASWAp)To undertake research studies on both capture fisheries and aquaculture whose key findings will inform future investments in the fisheries sector2014-2016NationalMulti-Donor Trust Fund (MDTF) chaired by the World Bank and Government of MalawiDepartment of Fisheries

Mozambique

Project TitleMain Objectives/ScopeTimelinesCoverageFinancial PartnersImplementing Agencies/Partners
FishCCClimate changes and implementation of adaptive initiatives2013-2016National (Coastal area)NDF MIMAIP/ RARE – International NGO
PRODIRPAbest practices, empower small scale communities, and develop management plans for natural resources2014-2016National (Coastal area)Belgian Fund, Government of Mozambique and Mozambican CommunitiesMIMAIP
ASPM IISmall scale fisheries, sustainable management of fisheries, MCS and adequate planning and monitor of the activities of the sector2013-2017NationalNordic and ICEIDA, Government of MozambiqueMinistry of the Sea, Inland Waters and Fisheries - MIMAIP
PROAQUAConsumption and trade of aquaculture fish and institutional support on aquaculture development2014-2017National (Manica and Sofala Provinces)EU (IFAD)
Government of Mozambique
MIMAIP
SWIOFish 1Governance and growth of shared fisheries in Southwest Indian Ocean Region2014-2017Regional (Mozambique, Tanzania and Comores)WB/AFDMIMAIP/
SWIOFC
SADC
PROPESCAValue chain on small scale fisheries, infrastructures (incl. roads, electricity), finance services and nutritional2011-2018National (Coastal area)IFAD, OFID, EU, Government of Mozambique and Mozambican CommunitiesMIMAIP
PAPAIAquaculture and inland small scale fisheries2014-2018National
(Manica, Tete and Zambézia Provinces)
BID(Islamic Bank for Development)MIMAIP
DPO AgFishCorridor of Zambezi river valley economic and socially.
Pillars includes aquaculture, small scale fisheries, social infrastructures, finance services and institutional support
 NationalWBMIMAIP

 

 

 

 

 

1.   To introduce and operationalise a Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) in the South-East Arm (SEA) of Lake Malawi

Co conduct four feasibility studies as a baseline for a USD5.4 million project to be funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and executed by FAO in close collaboration with the Department of