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WAS launches African Chapter, announces Aller Aqua is Founding Gold Sponsor

The World Aquaculture Society (WAS) has officially launched its African Chapter, and announced that Aller Aqua will support the Chapter of as a Founding Gold Sponsor. As part of its sponsorship, Aller Aqua will contribute to the activities of the Chapter and Society, and specifically to the development of its World Aquaculture activities in the African region for a period of 3 years. “I truly believe that the African chapter will make a positive difference for increased knowledge and research in aquaculture in Africa.\"

November 15, 2018


Aller Aqua has announced it will support the African Chapter as a Founding Gold Sponsor. As part of its sponsorship, Aller Aqua will contribute to the activities of the Chapter and Society, and specifically to the development of its World Aquaculture activities in the African region for a period of 3 years.

The African Chapter of WAS will quickly develop its official organization structure and begin to operate throughout the whole of the African continent. The initial operation will be guided by an interim Board of Directors.

In recent years Aller Aqua has grown significantly in the African markets. This has happened based on the company’s “Let’s grow together approach” paired with the quality of the feed, the results the feed creates for customers and not least dedicated staffs and knowledge sharing.

“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,” stated Niels Lundgaard, Commercial Director for Africa. “This is done through research as well as sharing knowledge. Besides our own activities, we can help achieve this through our support of the WAS African Chapter and their efforts. I am pleased that the WAS have chosen to focus on aquaculture in Africa and through the African Chapter recognize the large diversity on the continent.”

On the African continent Aller Aqua have factories in both Egypt and Zambia.

“I truly believe that the African chapter will make a positive difference for increased knowledge and research in aquaculture in Africa,” stated Lewis Ngwenya, CEO of Aller Aqua Zambia. “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. We have therefore created a learning center by our factory, as well as a research module. At the same time, we have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Worldfish. Our companies will cooperate to strengthen the aquaculture sector through R&D to create increased benefits for resource-poor parties in the value chain. The upstart of and cooperation with the WAS African Chapter will add to the good work already carried out.”

Click here to visit the new website for the African Chapter of WAS

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