Sustainable fish feed development in Ghana (Susfeed) (39158)

Project Details


The overall objective of the project is to enable Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) to serve as a centre of excellence for sustainable development of aquaculture and to take a scientific approach to the continued improvement of fish feed formulation using local raw materials, through controlled experiments and in collaboration with the private sector in Ghana.

The immediate objectives of the project are to formulate cost effective tilapia feeds assessed for digestibility, nutritional value and amino acid profiles based on local feed ingredients; to facilitate the growth of the tilapia aquaculture industry in Ghana through promoting the production and application of locally developed high quality feeds; to achieve a zero change in nutrient discharge to the environment through the application of balanced feed and efficient feeding strategies; and to improve the methodological and scientific capacity at KNUST to provide a platform of excellence in research and teaching.

DTU Aqua, National Institute of Aquatic Resources 
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana (coordinator)

The project is funded by DANIDA, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark.

Research area: Aquaculture
Effective start/end date01/04/2014 → 31/03/2017


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