Prospects for developing green aquaculture in Africa

This note on sea cucumber farming is part of a series to analyze the different forms of green aquaculture, assessing potential environmental, economic, and social benefits. Aquaculture offers advantages on several levels closely aligned to the Bank’s strategy. Not only helping to feed Africa, green aquaculture can also contribute to Africa's industrialization, enhance local added value and improve the living conditions of African people by providing livelihoods and the long-term skills to provide resilience. This note is based on the most recent research and proposes recommendations to the Bank's Regional Member Countries to promote this promising sector in Africa