Feeding fish in Africa. Photo: Aller Aqua.

Feed maker renews backing for African branch of World Aquaculture Society

Feed manufacturer Aller Aqua has renewed its sponsorship of the African Chapter of the World Aquaculture Society (WASAC) for another three years.

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“The aquaculture sector continues to grow in Africa, and there is still a great deal of unrealised potential,” said the Danish company’s Africa sales director, Ole Haubro in a press release.

“It is an exciting continent, and we are proud to take part in driving the development here through the feeding solutions we deliver. We want to help develop the market through expanding aquaculture. We want to train farmers and share knowledge.

“Together with WASAC we can reach more farmers and be more visible on this continent. We have had great cooperation for the past three years, and we are therefore excited to sign as gold sponsors of the African Chapter for yet another three years. It also shows our dedication to the continent.”

Sharing knowledge

Aller Aqua has two factories in Africa, one in Zambia and one in Egypt, host country of the first Aquaculture Africa (AFRAQ) conference that was due to take place in December but was re-scheduled due to Covid and will now be held this March.

Hussien Mansour, chief executive of Aller Aqua Egypt, said: “It has been a great pleasure that the first AFRAQ is hosted in Egypt, which has the largest aquaculture industry in Africa. We can see the benefits of supporting the African Chapter of WAS in terms of sharing knowledge and research in Africa. It benefits the entire value chain locally in Egypt, but also in all of Africa.”

AFRAQ will be held in the Bibliotheca Alexandria, Alexandria, from March 25-28. March 25 will be the day of registration and exhibitors moving in and farm tours. March 26-28 is for the conference and the trade show, along with workshops, business meeting and staff meetings.

Attendees must be vaccinated against Covid.