On November 24, 2021, the project "Improved Water Cycle Systems for Sustainable Fisheries Production in Aquaculture” (i4Ag) organised a consultancy workshop to develop the Operational Plan for the period of 2022-2024, with the participation the Directorate of Fisheries, the Department of Aquaculture, research institutes, relevant organizations, associations and leading experts in aquaculture.
The i4Ag project (2021-2024) is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and implemented by GIZ in cooperation with the Directorate of Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. The objective of the project is to improve gender-sensitive water management technology to improve farmed shrimp productivity.
The project will focus on 3 main intervention areas 1) Development and pilot of recirculating water system (based on RAS principle) for medium-scale shrimp farming; 2) Innovation in mangrove-shrimp farming and shrimp hatcheries production; and 3) Development of gender-sensitive business models.
The project's solutions will focus on minimising the impact on the environment, increasing productivity, rational use of resources and strengthening the capacity of stakeholders.
The objectives and content of the i4Ag Project are also assessed to be in line with the "National Programme on Aquaculture Development for the period 2021-2030". The i4Ag Operational Plan will be finalised and implemented from 2022.