Blog » The Potential of Green Aquaculture in Africa: Status and Prospects for Seaweed Farming
The note, published by The African Development Bank, reviews the most recent work and focuses on seaweed culture as part of a series on different forms of green aquaculture to highlight its potential environmental, economic and social co-benefits. Aquaculture offers advantages on several levels that are closely aligned to the Bank’s strategy. Beyond feeding Africa, green aquaculture belongs to nature-based solutions that contribute to the industrialisation of the continent and represents local value addition with a negative carbon footprint. It thus contributes to improving the living conditions of African people by providing them with livelihoods and long-term skills that increase their resilience, while restoring ecosystem services. The note proposes recommendations to the Bank’s regional member countries on how to best promote this promising sector.