The EU-EAC Project for Promoting Aquaculture in the Lake Victoria Basin (TRUE-FISH Project) to be financed under the 11th European Development Fund (EDF 11) was approved by the EU Commission in March 2018. The overall objective of the project is to contribute towards development of competitive, gender equitable and sustainable commercial aquaculture in order to improve the economic development and sustainable management of natural resources in the Lake Victoria basin. The Project is expected to improve access to commercial networks for aquaculture related businesses, increase availability and quality of local skilled workers for the development of aquaculture-related businesses, improve sustainability and bio-security of regional aquaculture production systems.
A Workshop to bring together all key stakeholders is planned on 23rd & 24th May at EAC Secretariat Arusha, Tanzania. The workshop will be attended by, EU-Delegations, Development Partners, The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO); WorldFish; the EAC Secretariat; LVFO Secretariat and Representatives from the LVFO Institutions which will include: Representatives from Ministries in charge of Aquaculture Management and Development, Fisheries and Aquaculture Research Institutions. Fish Farmers Associations and other NGOs dealing in fish farming from Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda with will also be represented.
The workshop will run alongside the EU Day Celebrations under the Theme “Gender and Aquaculture which will also take place the same dates and same Venue: 23rd to 24th May 2018 at EAC Secretariat, Arusha Tanzania.