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Aller Aqua contributing to African aquaculture sector

Fish feed producer Aller Aqua has committed three years as the founding sponsor of the African chapter of the World Aquaculture Society (WAS).


November 27, 2018
By Hatchery International Staff

The company, which has factories in both Egypt and Zambia stated it made the move following its recent growth in the African markets and as a show of support for the African aquaculture industry.

“It is important for us to continue to have a positive impact on aquaculture globally,” Niels Lundgaard, commercial director for Aller Aqua Africa stated in a release. “Aquaculture is experiencing significant growth, particularly in Africa, and it is vital to support initiatives which help ensure that growth of aquaculture is facilitated all over Africa. This is done through research as well as sharing knowledge.”

Lundgard added he is pleased the WAS is focused on aquaculture in Africa and is recognizing the large diversity on the continent.

“It is good to see the focus African aquaculture is experiencing. We see the growth first hand when talking to customers and we experience a great interest in our feeds,” added Aller Aqua Egypt chief executive officer Hussien Mansour. “This has enabled us to double our production facilities. The African Chapter of the WAS will increase focus and capabilities within the sector, as well as ensure further spread of an environmentally friendly method of producing protein for our growing population.”

“I truly believe that the African chapter will make a positive difference for increased knowledge and research in aquaculture in Africa,” Lewis Ngwenya, chief executive officer of Aller Aqua Zambia stated. “We see many fish farmers who are eager to increase their businesses and thereby make a positive contribution to the local society as well as their own earnings.

Ngwenya said the company has created a learning center by its factory to strengthen the aquaculture sector and create increased benefits for resource-poor parties in the value chain.

Aller Aqua has factories in Egypt and Zambia, and subsidiaries in Kenya, Ghana and Nigeria. It distributes feeds to Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Senegal, Benin, Cameroon, Angola, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda and Madagascar.