Dr Ndakalimwe Naftal Gabriel, a UNAM senior lecturer in the department of fisheries and ocean sciences, based at the Sam Nujoma Campus, has led a team of academics to edit and publish a book on aquaculture innovations. The book will be published in early 2023 by Springer Nature as part of the book series: Sustainability Sciences in Asia and Africa (SSAA) and the book sub-series Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security (SAFS). Dr Gabriel, Professor Omoregie, and Dr Prudence have been working on the book project titled Emerging Sustainable Aquaculture Innovations in Africa since 2021. This is the first book of its kind to present the most recent scientific-based aquaculture innovations from Africa, and it covers a wide range of issues concerning aquaculture sustainability on the African continent, with a focus on issues related to SDG 2 and SDG 14. Today, aquaculture has become one of the fastest food-producing sectors in the world, with the potential to contribute significantly to food security and poverty alleviation in developing countries. In Africa, aquaculture is at its infancy stage, however, many African countries have recognized the potential roles of aquaculture in food security, poverty alleviation, and conservation of aquatic resources through their commitment to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
The book is composed of twenty-six (26) chapters as contributed by the editors and other authors from various aquaculture fields in Africa. The book also draws from global discussions on sustainable aquaculture practices and provides recommendations on what is feasible for Africa. This book will be a great tool for university students, scholars, aquaculture farmers, investors, and policymakers to understand the scientific-based sustainable aquaculture innovations from an African perspective.
The Sam Nujoma Campus and the University of Namibia are proud of Dr Gabriel’s achievement of publishing such an important book, as this is critical in driving the teaching and research agenda of the University of Namibia which seeks to be a sustainable international hub of higher education training, research, and innovation by 2030.