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AquaTrans (Transformation of Aquaculture, Fish Processing and Value Addition In The SADC Region) is the first regional training course being offered by Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR) with support from New Partnership for Africa Development – Southern Africa Network for  Biosciences (NEPAD-SANBio) BioFISA  II  Programme  (a Finnish-Southern   African   Partnership   Programme).

AquaTrans aims at providing a platform of knowledge and skills sharing among stakeholders for strengthened capacity in aquaculture technologies and thus contributing towards sustainable aquaculture expertise in the region.

LUANAR through Fish Node and AquaFish Center of Excellence, invites  potential investors,  Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs),  private sector, policy makers, academicians, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and researchers, within the SANBio Member States (Angola, Botswana, Mozambique, South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Malawi, Namibia, Mauritius, Zimbabwe, Seychelles, Madagascar and Zambia) to participate in this training. Individuals and organizations/representatives in the SANBio member states are eligible to apply for participation. Women and youths (<35 years) are particularly encouraged to apply.

Topics to be covered

  • Critical success factors for Aquaculture business.
  • Development of Bankable business Plan for Aquaculture business.
  • Operational of Medium large scale Aquaculture business.
  • Successful marketing, processing and value additional of fish and fish products.
  • Field Visit to medium and large scale aquaculture ventures.

Funding Opportunity

SANBio will be able to cover travel, accommodation, lunch and tea costs for 25 participants. Those who are selected will be required to contribute ZAR1851.85 (MWK100, 000/ USD138.89) for international participants and ZAR 1,333.30 (MWK72,000/USD 100) for Malawian participants to cover for  airport shuttles and in country travel from the hotel to training venue during the training. The participants will be responsible for their dinner and visa fees if necessary.

How to apply

Applicants should provide Curriculum Vitae, motivation letter, passport copy and complete application form by Monday 28th August, 2017. 

For inquiries please write the secretariat at or Chimwemwe German at (+265 999 642 431) with a copy to Priscilla Nsandu at (+265 999 253 929).

Download: Application Form and Call for Participation



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