The study was commissioned in response to the perceived failure of sub-Saharan African Aquaculture, and was carried out as a collaborative project between the School of African and Asian Studies, University of Sussex and the Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling.
This report is arranged in 3 sections, the first elaborates the context in which the study took place and outlines past and current thinking concerning the problems for African aquaculture development. The analysis is derived from an intial literature review and recent documentation and discussion. The second section presents the field work findings. The study in Luapula (Zambia) generated a wealth of information on both aquaculture practices and links between rural communities and the agents of development. Findings from comparative field studies are also incorporated. The third section presents suggestions for planning and development policy based around the outputs of the earlier sections, aimed primarily at bilateral and multilateral donors.
Re-thinking Failure: Fish ponds and projects in sub-saharan Africa. Final Project Report, University of Sussex, UK. 53 pp.