WorldFish legal agreement with private sector opens the path to investments and future growth of Genetically Improved Farmed Tilapia (GIFT) based aquaculture industry in Nigeria


Published on: April 22, 2022, Submitted by Megi Cullhaj on: April 18, 2022, Reporting year: 2021



WorldFish has signed an agreement with Premium Aquaculture Limited to transfer genetically improved farmed tilapia (GIFT) fry to Nigeria.




The transfer will kickstart a new domestic industry in Nigeria for tilapia farming leading to improved livelihoods as well as food and nutrition security among the Nigerian population.

WorldFish announced an inclusive legal agreement with Premium Aquaculture Limited (PAL) for the transfer of genetically improved farmed tilapia to Nigeria. This agreement will augur the establishment of a GIFT-based aquaculture industry in Nigeria. Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) are collaborating with WorldFish and PAL on this endeavour with the aim of having WorldFish/PAL GIFT tilapia in Nigerian fish markets by late 2023.


Disaggregates for Sphere of Influence

  • 1.3.4 - More efficient use of inputs


Specific Disaggregates for this Policy Indicator

  • Policy/Investment Type: Budget or Investment (Amount: 500000$)

  • Whose policy is fixed? Private Sector

  • Stage of Maturity: Stage 1 - Research taken up by next user (decision maker or intermediary)


Linked Innovations


Linked Milestones

  • 6916-167-41930 - Public sector and/or private sector policies/investments supporting scaling of Fish health, feed and management practices documented in focal and scaling countries in Africa and Asia (Bangladesh, Egypt, India, Timor- Leste, Myanmar, Nigeria)

  • 6933-167-41935 - National institutions and public private sector investments strategies and policies support scaling of FISH integrated sustainable aquaculture technologies to support poor men, women and youth in 10 scaling and focal countries in Africa and Asia (Egypt, Zambia, Nigeria, Malawi, Kenya, India, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Solomon Islands, Timor-Leste)

  • 6950-167-41940 - National institutions and public private sector investments strategies and policies support scaling of FISH integrated sustainable aquaculture technologies to improve environmental performance in 5 scaling and focal countries in Africa and Asia (Egypt, Nigeria, India, Myanmar, Bangladesh)


Acknowledgement

This work was undertaken as part of the CGIAR Research Program on Fish Agri-Food Systems (FISH) led by WorldFish. The program is supported by contributors to the CGIAR Trust Fund. Funding support for this work was provided by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.


CRPs & Partners

CGIAR Research Program on Fish Agri-Food Systems - FISH

WorldFish - WF

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About the author

Sunil Niranjan Siriwardena is WorldFish Programme Coordinator, Nigeria at WorldFish - WF.