Invitation to bid: Advancing Technologies and Capacity Building for Climate-smart Aquaculture

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Invitation to bid: Advancing Technologies and Capacity Building for Climate-smart Aquaculture

Men pull fish out of fish farming pens at an aquaculture facility on the Sekong river in Attapeu, Laos. ©IFAD/Harald Franzen

This Call for proposals is intended to select a recipient or consortium of recipients to receive IFAD grant financing to implement a project on Advancing Technologies and Capacity Building for Climate-smart Aquaculture.

Deadline for submission is Monday, 13 August 2018 at 15:00 hours CEST.

All proposals and communications can be submitted to:

Queries can be submitted before Tuesday, 31 July, 15:00 CEST. Queries will be addressed on a case-by-case basis, however all questions and answers will be shared with all applicants in the Frequently Asked Questions on this Webpage on 1 August 2018. We encourage all applicants to check the FAQ document regularly.

Interested institutions are requested to confirm by e-mail their intention to submit a proposal by Monday, 6 August 2018, 15:00 CEST.

Aquaculture is a relatively new thematic area in IFAD investment portfolio, however it is attracting increasing interest especially from IFAD members states in Africa and Asia. Aquaculture is seen as the most assured response to increasing fish demand against decreasing marine resources. IFAD supports small-scale aquaculture, working with farming communities in remote rural areas with very limited resources and often lacking the basic infrastructure.

IFAD aims to build the knowledge base for sustainable aquaculture and has developed guidelines for integrating climate change into IFAD fisheries and aquaculture programmes. There are gaps in the technical skills, technologies and good practices that can help IFAD programmes to respond more effectively to climate change and water-related challenges.

This 3-year project addresses some of these gaps, particular in relation to:

  • stagnated technologies and practices;
  • low technical capacity and skills in some of IFAD member countries;
  • lack of aquaculture extension models.

This project will support adaptive research, technology transfer and piloting climate smart aquaculture technologies and good practices. It will support capacity building in technologies for national aquaculture research and extension agencies in the targeted countries (Eritrea, Ethiopia and Egypt) and  produce and disseminate knowledge materials  to facilitate learning and uptake of technologies and good practices by farmers. 

All eligible institutions are being invited to develop a proposal based on the background and guidance detailed in the Invitation to Bid Document.