Aquaculture

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Aquaculture is the fastest growing agricultural production sub-sector in the world. Many developing countries including Sub-Saharan Africa are currently actively engaged in establishing different types of aquaculture systems for food and nutritional security, as well as means of income. However, Ethiopia’s involvement in commercial aquaculture is almost negligible. On one hand, the country’s suitable geo-climatic and potential human and aquatic biodiversity resources have not been properly used for aquaculture production. On the other hand, many segments of the population are vulnerable to malnutrition problems and do not have reliable livelihoods. The private sector’s role in alleviating this societal problem and national agenda is invaluable.

The Aquaculture Sub-sector Facilitation unit of ENTAG aims to bridge the gaps in the development of aquaculture in Ethiopia through strengthening private sector associations (PSAs). The ENTAG-Aquaculture component provides technical, financial and material support for local and foreign private investors, young entrepreneurs and small holder fish farmers in Ethiopia. Progress and development of the Project’s activities are shared and discussed in regular quarterly PSA platform meetings. ENTAG is ambitious to give momentum to the aquaculture sub-sector in Ethiopia, and benefit the community. In the meantime, knowledge and technology can be adapted from best practices of other countries. For its interventions ENTAG is working with the Ethiopian Aquaculture Association, EAA.

Sector Updates

Ethiopian Delegation Arrives in Egypt for Aquaculture Trade Mission

A group of trade mission delegates from Ethiopia arrived at Cairo, Egypt, this week as part of the effort that has been made by the ENTAG (Ethio-Netherlands Trade for Agriculture Growth) program to support the Ethiopian aquaculture subsector. The main... (more)

A group of trade mission delegates from Ethiopia arrived at Cairo, Egypt, this week as part of the effort that has been made by the ENTAG (Ethio-Netherlands Trade for Agriculture Growth) program to support the Ethiopian aquaculture subsector. The main

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Investment opportunities in the Ethiopian: Aquaculture sub-sector

Ethiopia is a country in the horn of Africa endowed with numerous aquatic resources, including over 20 natural lakes, 12 large river basins, over 75 wetlands, and 15 reservoirs.... (more)

Ethiopia is a country in the horn of Africa endowed with numerous aquatic resources, including over 20 natural lakes, 12 large river basins, over 75 wetlands, and 15 reservoirs. Micro and macro-dam construction and river impoundment have created innumerable large …

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2nd innovation fund announcement


Innovation Fund is one of the five focus areas of ENTAG’s support to the agribusiness sector in Ethiopia, with a maximum grant budget of € 0.8 million. The objective of... (more)


Innovation Fund is one of the five focus areas of ENTAG’s support to the agribusiness sector in Ethiopia, with a maximum grant budget of € 0.8 million. The objective of the fund is to promote innovations in various agricultural sub-sectors …

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Invest in Ethiopia

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) ranks Ethiopia among the five fastest growing economies in the world. Ethiopia is listed among the top 5 African countries in which foreigners should invest,... (more)

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) ranks Ethiopia among the five fastest growing economies in the world. Ethiopia is listed among the top 5 African countries in which foreigners should invest, alongside South Africa, Nigeria, Angola and Mozambique (KPMG Africa, 2014).…

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Investment opportunities in the Ethiopian – Aquaculture sub-sector

Ethiopians fast about 190 days annually. Although people do not consume meat on those days, they however eat fish. Aquaculture production is insignificant. According to FAO estimates, aquaculture production... (more)

Ethiopians fast about 190 days annually. Although people do not consume meat on those days, they however eat fish. Aquaculture production is insignificant. According to FAO estimates, aquaculture production is approximately 15–25 tonnes per year, mainly from small-scale subsistence farms.…

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Oromia investment guide

Though this guide focuses on horticulture, floriculture and dairy, Oromia offers enormous opportunities in other related areas such as poultry, aquaculture, spices/herbs/aromatics, apiculture and... (more)

Though this guide focuses on horticulture, floriculture and dairy, Oromia offers enormous opportunities in other related areas such as poultry, aquaculture, spices/herbs/aromatics, apiculture and agro-processing.

Oromia has not only vast fertile land and favourable agro-ecology but also has comparatively good …

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Saudi Businessmen Keen to Invest in Ethiopia

Prince Fahad Bin Mugrin Bin Abdul Alziz Al Saudi, who is also the owner of Recon International Africa, expressed his interest to invest in the Agricultural and infrastructure sectors of Ethiopia.

Business delegation led by him met with Prime Minister …

Prince Fahad Bin Mugrin Bin Abdul Alziz Al Saudi, who is also the owner of Recon International Africa, expressed his interest to invest in the Agricultural and infrastructure sectors of Ethiopia.

Business delegation led by him met with Prime Minister …

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Ethiopian Entrepreneurs Receive Awards from UNDP

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) presented awards to outstanding entrepreneurs in Ethiopia.
The entrepreneurs received their awards from the hands of the Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn.

UNDP over the past two years has provided training for 12 thousand …

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) presented awards to outstanding entrepreneurs in Ethiopia.
The entrepreneurs received their awards from the hands of the Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn.

UNDP over the past two years has provided training for 12 thousand …

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