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Switzerland launches project to boost aquaculture in Egypt

Staff writer ▼ | February 6, 2016
The Embassy of Switzerland's Office for International Cooperation is launching a project "Sustainable Transformation of Egypt's Aquaculture Market System (STREAMS)".
Aquaculture in Egypt
Aquaculture in Africa   Sustainable Transformation of Egypt
The project is aimed at boosting production of inexpensive, nutritious and safe fish from sustainable aquaculture systems in Egypt.

The Embassy of Switzerland's Office for International Cooperation is in collaboration with WorldFish and CARE International, and in coordination with the Egyptian Ministry of Agriculture.

STREAMS will increase the participation of Egypt's underprivileged socioeconomic segments in the country's fast-growing aquaculture sector, while also making safe, nutritious and inexpensive fish more accessible to them.

Increased availability of fish offers an efficient, sustainable means of addressing high rates of childhood stunting, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, and the double burden of undernutrition and obesity.

The three-year STREAMS project aims to benefit 44,750 people directly and an estimated 3.9 million people indirectly.

It will assist fish farmers, fish traders and retailers across seven Egyptian governorates: Kafr El Sheikh, Beheira, Sharkia, Fayoum, Port Said, Minya and Beni Suef. The funding allocated for this project is 2 million Swiss Francs.