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Aveiro University and Partners in Mozambique | NUTRIMO Aquaculture Project

Updated: May 23

The NUTRIMO project is making significant strides in revolutionizing aquaculture practices and uplifting communities in Mozambique by developing handmade diets for tilapia nutrition. Spearheaded by Aveiro University in collaboration with the Direção Provincial do Mar, Águas Interiores e Pescas (DPMAIP) and the Faculdade de Ciências Naturais da Universidade Lúrio, the project focuses on community-based aquaculture in the Cabo Delgado province.

Aquaculture practices

Tackling Aquaculture Challenges

The NUTRIMO project aims to address the challenges faced by Mozambique's aquaculture sector, particularly the reliance on imported fish feed and low production levels due to underdeveloped techniques. By empowering communities with the knowledge and tools to produce their own sustainable food, NUTRIMO seeks to enhance food security and alleviate poverty in the region.

Project Milestones

Since its inception in July 2018, NUTRIMO has achieved significant milestones despite setbacks due to the pandemic and regional instability. Key achievements include:

  • Selecting tilapia breeders

  • Identifying local ingredients for fish feed

  • Developing experimental formulas for artisanal diets

  • Training technicians and standardizing protocols to ensure sustainable aquaculture practices

Entering a New Phase

With funding from the FAM Foundation, NUTRIMO is poised to enter its next phase of development. This phase will focus on:

  • Preparing and publishing technical manuals

  • Training higher-level technicians

  • Expanding technical training to more villages in Cabo Delgado

  • Organizing a workshop to facilitate networking among stakeholders and pave the way for future partnerships

Impact and Future Outlook

By empowering local communities with the knowledge and resources to sustainably produce their own food, the NUTRIMO project aims to significantly enhance food security and improve the quality of life in Mozambique's inland villages. Through continued collaboration and dedication to the Sustainable Development Goals, NUTRIMO remains committed to driving positive change in the region.

As NUTRIMO continues to make strides in developing handmade tilapia diets and community-based aquaculture practices, the project stands as a beacon of hope for sustainable development in Mozambique. With the support of stakeholders and partners, NUTRIMO is poised to create lasting change and improve the lives of countless individuals in the region.


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The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals, were adopted by the United Nations in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that by 2030 all people enjoy peace and prosperity.

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