IAA

High Level Conference on Integrated Aquaculture and Agriculture (IAA) at the University of Dar es Salaam, 12th and 13th May 2016


A high level conference aimed at communicating and disseminating research findings to stakeholders on Integrated Aquaculture and Agriculture (IAA) was held at the University of Dar es Salaam on 12th and 13th May 2016. The conference was part of the activities of a DANIDA funded project titled ‘Knowledge Sharing, Research Dissemination and Communication’, under the Building Stronger Universities program (BSU).

At the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM), the project is implemented by the Department of Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Technology and the Institute of Marine Sciences. Other implementing institutions in the country and abroad are Sokoine University Agriculture, Tanzania; Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana; and Denmark Technical University (DTU).


The conference was officiated by the Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries (MALF), Hon. Mwigulu Nchemba (MP), who was represented by the Permanent Secretary responsible for Fisheries, Dr. Yohana Budeba.

It was also attended by other key dignitaries including the Head of Cooperation and Deputy Danish Ambassador to Tanzania, H.E. Camilla Christensen, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM), Prof. Rwekaza Mukandala; Deputy Vice Chancellor – Research (UDSM), Prof. Cuthbert Kimambo; Principal - CoAF, Prof. John F. Machiwa; Director of Aquaculture (MALF), Dr. Charles Mahika, Director of Research, Training and Extension (MALF), Dr. Hubert Lyimo; Director General National Environment Management Council (NEMC), Eng. Bonaventure Baya and Mr. Leo M. Mavika from the Presidents Office - TAMISEMI.


Recommendations from the workshop urged for a wider disseminated of IAA knowledge especially in areas with high potentials of fish farming. Also a need for increased capacity (capacity building) in extension services featured. Higher learning institutions were urged to give more emphasis on practical training in aquaculture so as equip their graduates with necessary skills in practising IAA and the use of new technologies.


Furthermore, higher learning and R&D institutions were advised to take interest in establishing programmes for producing quality seed and feed. Aquaculture farmers were also asked to form associations, which could serve as platforms for discussing practical challenges on their daily operations. In general the workshop noted the great potential for IAA in the country and called for investors to take the opportunity by investing in the business.


Group photo of the workshop participants,key dignitaries and invited guests during the opening ceremony.

Sited on the high table the from left are: H.E. Camilla Christensen, Head of Cooperation and Deputy Danish Ambassador to Tanzania; Prof. Rwekaza Mukandala, Vice Chancellor of the University of Dar es Salaam; Dr. Yohana Budeba, Permanent Secretary responsible for Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries; Prof. John F. Machiwa, Principal, College of Agricultural Sciences and Fisheries Technology, University of Dar es Salaam; and Prof. Curthbert Z. Kimambo, Deputy Vice Chancellor – Research, University of Dar es Salaam.


Prof. Rwekaza Mukandala, Vice Chancellor of the University of Dar es Salaam, giving his welcome remarks.

H.E. Camilla Christensen, Head of Cooperation and Deputy Danish Ambassador to Tanzania, addressing the workshop participants.

Prof. Arne Wangel, Denmark Technical University, Denmark, and Lead Project Coordinator, addressing the workshop participants.

Prof. John F. Machiwa, Principal, College of Agricultural Sciences and Fisheries Technology, University of Dar es Salaam, addressing the workshop participants.


Dr. Rashid A. Tamatamah, Head, Department of Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Technology, University of Dar es Salaam, giving his remarks.

Dr. Paul Onyango, Lecturer, Department of Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Technology, University of Dar es Salaam, the Dean of Ceremony

A cross section of the workshop participants and invited guests

A cross section of the workshop participants and invited guests

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