Potentials of Aquaculture Production to Food Security in Rwanda Public Deposited

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Proceedings of the Eighteenth Biennial Conference of the International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade, held July 11-15, 2016 at Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Center (AECC), Aberdeen, Scotland, UK.

Suggested Bibliographic Reference: Challenging New Frontiers in the Global Seafood Sector: Proceedings of the Eighteenth Biennial Conference of the International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade, July 11-15, 2016. Compiled by Ann L. Shriver. International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade (IIFET), Corvallis, 2016.

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  • The traditional way of securing food provision in Rwanda by taking more land under cultivation, is no longer an adequate solution, partly because most of the land available for agriculture is less fertile. If sufficient food is to be produced for a population that is expected to double in the next 10 to 15 years, more options for food production must be made from the land and waters. Despite the new Fisheries and Aquaculture Policy laid out at ensuring food security, poverty reduction and natural resources and environmental protection, the aquaculture sector in Rwanda is still at the infancy stage and the population display poor interest in it. While constraints, strategies and benefits of aquaculture production and development in the country to meet fish production demand have been well documented in previous studies, these perspectives have not adequately detailed its positive link to increased food security and improved dietary nutrition and quantitative data highlighting its contribution to food security is limited, This study will examine the role of aquaculture as a substantial solution to food security in Rwanda and highlight the potentials of integration of aquaculture into agricultural farmers’ production systems leading to increased nutritional diversity. In this study, five types of method will be used for assessing the extent of hunger and malnutrition: Qualitative methods to assess the perceptions of hunger and behavioral responses while also measuring the stability of supply, the FAO method to estimate dietary intake and its relation to energy needs, household income and expenditure survey (HIES) methods to measure access to food supplies, As part of integrated approach for income generation and employment opportunity and finally the role of aquaculture to support income-security and nutritional diversity will be assessed by looking at its impact on a variety of different aspects of food security using several core indicators.
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