Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture Project

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Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture Project

The project's goal is to reduce poverty in artisanal inland fishing and small-scale fish-farming households in target communities. It will mprove food security and nutrition among artisanal inland fishing and fishfarming households while addressing  climate change issues that affect fisheries and aquaculture sectors.

It will be implemented in Bengo, Cuanza Norte, Luanda and Malange provinces in Angola's central-north region.

The inland artisanal fisheries development will cover communes north of the Cuanza River, between Dondo (Cuanza Norte) and the mouth of the Cuanza River (Luanda); and communes traversed by the Dande and Bengo Rivers, in Bengo and Luanda. Both areas have a large number of lakes, some of which are seasonally or permanently linked to those rivers. All fishing communities are located around the lakes and along the rivers.

The project will target an estimated 15,000 people, or about 10,000 fishers and 5,000 processors and small traders.

It will support activities that:

  • strengthen institutional capacity (national, provincial, local/extension services)
  • improve community participation in economic and wider local development processes
  • increase the quantity and quality of fish produced and sold on a sustainable basis
Status: Closed
Approval Date
10 April 2015
2015 - 2022
Rural Development
Total Project Cost
US$ 12.14 million
IFAD Financing
US$ 11.15 million
Financing terms
Project ID
Project Contact
Custodio Mucavele

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Managing fisheries for sustainability and resilience: The case of Angola

November 2021 - BLOG
The fisheries and aquaculture sectors fully or partially support the livelihoods of 10–12 per cent of the world’s population. Yet fisheries across the world are under threat from climate change and over-exploitation. The question of how best to manage fisheries under these conditions is a complex one, but in our experience, bringing communities into inclusive governance structures is an indispensable part of the solution.