SADC Needs Assessment

for the aquaculture and inland fisheries sectors

Advance Africa were contracted by the FAO to develop a monitoring tool to assess the implementation of best management practices for aquaculture in the SADC region. This follows from the previous project, undertaken by Advance Africa in 2018, to develop a set of best management practices guidelines for the SADC region. The tool was presented at a workshop in Harare and was met with widespread acclaim for its simple yet robust application, and accepted by the FAO and SADC Member States. In addition to the monitoring tool, Advance Africa are in the process of conducting a needs assessment for the aquaculture and inland fisheries sectors of SADC Member States. The needs assessment has identified a number of priority projects for implementation that will enhance these sectors at a country- and regional level. The needs assessment will be finalised in December 2019.