SMP-1304 | Adaptation of Recirculation Aquaculture Systems (RAS) for fish culture in Africa

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Projecttitel: Adaptation of Recirculation Aquaculture Systems (RAS) for fish culture in Africa
Projectnummer: SMP-1304
Kernthema: Resource Efficiency
Looptijd: 2013
Budget: € 35.000
Projectleider: Arjo Rothuis
Kennisinstelling: Wageningen UR
Projectpartners: Fleuren & Nooijen, Nutreco, Koppens, Tilaqua.


  • Estimation/projection of the market potential for fresh fish consumption in South-West Nigeria (Lagos);
  • Feasibility of smallholder fish farming applying the “cage”-method with tilapia in natural waters;
  • Required investments, break-even analysis for smallholder farmers.

A Dutch company, Fleuren&Nooijen, produces tilapia at small-industrial scale, using the “innovative” cage-method, in a joint venture with Nigerian business partners. The business opportunity is to up scale the production to supply the vast Lagos market, requiring a large number of smallholder farmers and other Dutch companies to cover the complete supply chain (fingerlings, feed, equipment, management). The Dutch apply their innovative know-how and production expertise, the Nigerians produce.



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