The Lagos State University, LASU has won a partial grant of $95, 000 from the National Partner Institute (NPI) to implement the FISH4ACP Project (Support for the Development of Farmed Catfish Value Chain in Nigeria).
The project is in partnership with the Food And Agricultural Organization, (FAO). LASU was selected after the FAO adjudged its bid as the best among those submitted by institutions in the country.
FAO is the FISH4ACP Project Management Unit for the European Union and Agrinatura FISH4ACP project (2020-2024) involving 10 African-Carribean-Pacific, ACP, countries.
The partnership is part of efforts to develop food value chains that are economically, socially, and environmentally sustainable across the countries. The FISH4ACP Project was launched in April 15, 2020.
“We are glad to inform you that LASU was selected as offering the best value for money for the solicited services, and as per FAO rules and procedures on the procurement of services.
“Please note that due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and related travel restrictions, the FISH4ACP project has decided to adopt a phases approach in implementing the activities that were originally envisaged in the call.
“As a result, we would like to award a partial grant (up to an overall amount of USD 95,000) as provided for in section 3 of the call for expression of interest.”
The LASU winning proposal was led by Professor of Fisheries, Prof. Akintola, S.L who also doubles as the National Project Officer.
While congratulating the team, Vice Chancellor, Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun, SAN, urged them to work hard to see through the successful implementation of the project.
He also pledged the support of the University to the team in their efforts on the project.
It will be recalled that the Fisheries Department recently won a $2.5 million Partnership Grants of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), Canada.