How to enhance the sustainability and inclusiveness of smallholder aquaculture production systems in Zambia?


A Avadí, S.M Cole, F Kruijssen, M-H Dabat, C.M Mungule

Sustainability and inclusiveness are at the top of many international political agendas, and policymakers are asked to report progress against such priorities. A notable challenge confronting the development of the aquaculture value chain in Zambia is ensuring that the larger-scale commercial sector can continue to grow and generate economic benefits for the country, while simultaneously safeguarding inclusive and sustainable growth of smallholder production systems.

This article presents some key findings, from a mixed-methods aquaculture value chain study, on how the sustainability of smallholder production systems could be enhanced while preserving the growth trend of larger producers in an inclusive way.