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Who we are

Advance Africa is a leading consulting firm in fisheries, aquaculture, agriculture, data management and environmental solutions. The fundamental goals of our organisation are to encourage sustainable investment, advance employment and improve lives.

We offer customised services that recognise the intrinsic linkages between the natural and human environment, underpinned by the key principles of socially, environmentally and economically responsible development.

90+
Successful development projects implemented by our team
30+
Countries we have worked in
Our Services

We meet your needs at any stage of a project lifecycle

Opportunity & Need
  • Due diligence studies
  • Evaluations and assessments
  • Research and development
  • Industry review
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Concept & Strategy
  • Scoping studies
  • Concept design
  • Value chain mapping
  • Bio-economic modelling
  • Roadmapping
  • Feasibility studies & business planning
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Specialist Studies
  • Regulatory framework design and review
  • Policy design and review
  • Fish stock assessments
  • Market assessments
  • Conservation Action Planning
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Development & Implementation
  • Development planning
  • Secure funding
  • Develop human resource structure
  • Execution and delivery
  • Project management
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Incubation & Management
  • Mentoring and training
  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • First stage operational management
  • Ensure sustainability
  • Guideline development
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Our Experience

We work in various industries -
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Advance Africa offers tailored solutions customised to your requirements, and our diverse skillset allows for our involvement throughout the project lifecycle. We are committed to capacity building and skills development to empower our Clients in all the work we do.

Aquaculture

Advance Africa has a proven track record in aquaculture, and a strong commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship. We offer a comprehensive range of services to unlock the full potential of aquaculture and provide valuable insights for informed investment decisions.

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Fisheries

Advance Africa offers a range of scientific services in the fields of fisheries development and management, from fisheries-dependent and -independent data collection and analysis, to strategic planning.  

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Data

Advance Africa is a trusted expert in data management, creating innovative database management solutions for environmental projects and empowering our clients to make informed decisions and drive sustainable outcomes through efficient data management practices.

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Environmental

Advance Africa has a diverse range of core competencies for environmental projects and thrives on equipping our clients with the knowledge and skills to navigate their environmental challenges, with a focus on long-term sustainability.

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Agriculture

With our scientific-based agricultural expertise, Advance Africa has a proven track record in diverse crop and livestock agricultural projects across sub-Saharan Africa and the Western Indian Ocean Region.

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Our geographical footprint

Advance Africa’s experience extends throughout sub-Saharan Africa, the Western Indian Ocean Region, and beyond. Our clients include global institutions, governments, private sector companies and NGOs.
5+
Agriculture Projects
40+
Aquaculture Projects
15+
Fisheries Projects
5+
Agriculture Projects
90+
Successful Projects
30+
Countries
Fisheries data collection analysis and dissemination in priority African countries of the EAF-Nansen Programme in South Africa
Fisheries data collection analysis and dissemination in priority African countries of the EAF-Nansen Programme
South Africa
Support to the development of cinnamon production in Seychelles in Seychelles
Support to the development of cinnamon production in Seychelles
Seychelles
Revision of the Land Use Plan for Liuwa Plain National Park in Zambia
Revision of the Land Use Plan for Liuwa Plain National Park
Zambia
Developing the fisheries and aquaculture sectors of Liberia in Liberia
Developing the fisheries and aquaculture sectors of Liberia
Liberia
Baseline Fish and Fisheries Assessment of Massingir Dam in South Africa
Baseline Fish and Fisheries Assessment of Massingir Dam
South Africa
Kelp Value Chain Analysis and Market Assessment in South Africa
Kelp Value Chain Analysis and Market Assessment
South Africa
Scoping study for macro-context data platform in AGRA Focus Countries (Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda)
Scoping study for macro-context data platform
AGRA Focus Countries (Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda)
Blue Economy transformation in Seychelles and Mauritius in Mauritius
Blue Economy transformation in Seychelles and Mauritius
Mauritius
Profiling the SADC Regional Aquaculture Value Chains in SADC Member States
Profiling the SADC Regional Aquaculture Value Chains
SADC Member States
Profiling the SADC Regional Aquaculture Value Chains in SADC Member States
Profiling the SADC Regional Aquaculture Value Chains
SADC Member States
Profiling the SADC Regional Aquaculture Value Chains in SADC Member States
Profiling the SADC Regional Aquaculture Value Chains
SADC Member States
Profiling the SADC Regional Aquaculture Value Chains in SADC Member States
Profiling the SADC Regional Aquaculture Value Chains
SADC Member States
Profiling the SADC Regional Aquaculture Value Chains in SADC Member States
Profiling the SADC Regional Aquaculture Value Chains
SADC Member States
Profiling the SADC Regional Aquaculture Value Chains in SADC Member States
Profiling the SADC Regional Aquaculture Value Chains
SADC Member States
Profiling the SADC Regional Aquaculture Value Chains in SADC Member States
Profiling the SADC Regional Aquaculture Value Chains
SADC Member States
Profiling the SADC Regional Aquaculture Value Chains in SADC Member States
Profiling the SADC Regional Aquaculture Value Chains
SADC Member States
Profiling the SADC Regional Aquaculture Value Chains in SADC Member States
Profiling the SADC Regional Aquaculture Value Chains
SADC Member States
Profiling the SADC Regional Aquaculture Value Chains in SADC Member States
Profiling the SADC Regional Aquaculture Value Chains
SADC Member States
Profiling the SADC Regional Aquaculture Value Chains in SADC Member States
Profiling the SADC Regional Aquaculture Value Chains
SADC Member States
Profiling the SADC Regional Aquaculture Value Chains in SADC Member States
Profiling the SADC Regional Aquaculture Value Chains
SADC Member States
Profiling the SADC Regional Aquaculture Value Chains in SADC Member States
Profiling the SADC Regional Aquaculture Value Chains
SADC Member States
Viability assessment of Imbaza Mussels in South Africa
Viability assessment of Imbaza Mussels
South Africa
Review of Saldanha Bay as a potential site for cage culture in South Africa
Review of Saldanha Bay as a potential site for cage culture
South Africa
Bankable feasibility study for the establishment of a cotton gin for the Lebombo Agricultural Secondary Co-operative (Pty) Ltd in South Africa
Bankable feasibility study for the establishment of a cotton gin for the Lebombo Agricultural Secondary Co-operative (Pty) Ltd
South Africa
Viability assessment of the Chikolongo Fish Farm in Malawi
Viability assessment of the Chikolongo Fish Farm
Malawi
Akagera National Park commercial fishery business plan in Rwanda
Akagera National Park commercial fishery business plan
Rwanda
Pre-assessment of project intervention areas for aquaculture in Zambia in Zambia
Pre-assessment of project intervention areas for aquaculture in Zambia
Zambia
Developing the Seychelles Food Security Policy in Seychelles
Developing the Seychelles Food Security Policy
Seychelles
Market survey, feasibility study and business plan for large-scale Nile tilapia cage culture on Lake Kariba in Zambia
Market survey, feasibility study and business plan for large-scale Nile tilapia cage culture on Lake Kariba
Zambia
Asessment of aquaculture business opportunities in Sierra Leone in Sierra Leone
Asessment of aquaculture business opportunities in Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone
Impact of mosquito net fishing gears on fish populations in sub-Saharan Africa in Sub-Saharan Africa
Impact of mosquito net fishing gears on fish populations in sub-Saharan Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa
World Bank Guidelines for Sustainable Aquabusiness Development in Global
World Bank Guidelines for Sustainable Aquabusiness Development
Global
Scoping study for macro-context data platform in AGRA Focus Countries (Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda)
Scoping study for macro-context data platform
AGRA Focus Countries (Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda)
SADC Regional harmonised guidelines for hatchery and broodstock management, gene banking and stock enhancement in SADC Member States
SADC Regional harmonised guidelines for hatchery and broodstock management, gene banking and stock enhancement
SADC Member States
Aquaculture Evaluation Tool for the SADC Region in SADC Member States
Aquaculture Evaluation Tool for the SADC Region
SADC Member States
Finalisation of the SADC Regional Aquaculture Strategy and Action Plan (RASAP) in SADC Member States
Finalisation of the SADC Regional Aquaculture Strategy and Action Plan (RASAP)
SADC Member States
Support to SADC aquaculture management, strategy, visibility, planning and project formulation in SADC Member States
Support to SADC aquaculture management, strategy, visibility, planning and project formulation
SADC Member States
SADC Region fisheries and aquaculture fact sheets and policy briefs in SADC Member States
SADC Region fisheries and aquaculture fact sheets and policy briefs
SADC Member States
Report on progress in implementation of Protocol on Fisheries, and development of Policy Briefs in SADC Member States
Report on progress in implementation of Protocol on Fisheries, and development of Policy Briefs
SADC Member States
Profiling the SADC Regional Aquaculture Value Chains in SADC Member States
Profiling the SADC Regional Aquaculture Value Chains
SADC Member States
Makhathini Cotton Gin in South Africa
Makhathini Cotton Gin
South Africa
Feasibility study for a tomato processing facility in South Africa
Feasibility study for a tomato processing facility
South Africa
Review of the Seychelles Fisheries Sector Policy and Strategy 2019 in Seychelles
Review of the Seychelles Fisheries Sector Policy and Strategy 2019
Seychelles
Seychelles Mariculture Master Plan in Seychelles
Seychelles Mariculture Master Plan
Seychelles
Farmers Assistance Programme and feasibility study for a large-scale farming project in Katanga Province, DRC in Democratic Republic of Congo
Farmers Assistance Programme and feasibility study for a large-scale farming project in Katanga Province, DRC
Democratic Republic of Congo
Analysis of governance of aquaculture employment in South Africa: status, lessons and suggested way forward in South Africa
Analysis of governance of aquaculture employment in South Africa: status, lessons and suggested way forward
South Africa
The impact of natural disasters on the South African aquaculture and fisheries sectors in South Africa
The impact of natural disasters on the South African aquaculture and fisheries sectors
South Africa
Strategic Environmental Assessment for the Kenya Market-Led Aquaculture Programme (KMAP) in Kenya
Strategic Environmental Assessment for the Kenya Market-Led Aquaculture Programme (KMAP)
Kenya
Feasibility studies for marine aquaculture development in South Africa in South Africa
Feasibility studies for marine aquaculture development in South Africa
South Africa
Increasing resilience to climate change in the fishery sector of southern Lake Malawi and Lake Malombe in Malawi
Increasing resilience to climate change in the fishery sector of southern Lake Malawi and Lake Malombe
Malawi
Cape Town Office in South Africa
Cape Town Office
South Africa
Establishment of a Biodiversity Management Unit in Lesotho
Establishment of a Biodiversity Management Unit
Lesotho
Market access and digital and green technology needs assessment in Lesotho
Market access and digital and green technology needs assessment
Lesotho
Lesotho salmonid large-scale aquaculture project in Lesotho
Lesotho salmonid large-scale aquaculture project
Lesotho
Technical assistance to support the implementation of the EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) in Seychelles in Seychelles
Technical assistance to support the implementation of the EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) in Seychelles
Seychelles
Viability assessment for commercial wild-harvested cinnamon production in Seychelles in Seychelles
Viability assessment for commercial wild-harvested cinnamon production in Seychelles
Seychelles
Assessment of the economic and social importance of Seychelles’ sport and recreational fishery in Seychelles
Assessment of the economic and social importance of Seychelles’ sport and recreational fishery
Seychelles
Development of Seychelles’ seafood sector value chains in Seychelles
Development of Seychelles’ seafood sector value chains
Seychelles
Seychelles aquaculture industry implementation Phase 1 in Seychelles
Seychelles aquaculture industry implementation Phase 1
Seychelles
Bankable feasibility study for the establishment of an atchar manufacturing plant in South Africa
Bankable feasibility study for the establishment of an atchar manufacturing plant
South Africa
Strategic Environmental Assessment and Policy for coastal aquaculture in Kenya in Kenya
Strategic Environmental Assessment and Policy for coastal aquaculture in Kenya
Kenya
Aquaculture Master Trainers for coastal Kenya in Kenya
Aquaculture Master Trainers for coastal Kenya
Kenya
Mariculture scoping study for Kenyan coastal waters  in Kenya
Mariculture scoping study for Kenyan coastal waters
Kenya
Development managers for Pure Ocean East London in South Africa
Development managers for Pure Ocean East London
South Africa
Feasibility study for land-based, integrated multi-trophic abalone, seaweed and fish aquaculture in South Africa
Feasibility study for land-based, integrated multi-trophic abalone, seaweed and fish aquaculture
South Africa
Copper cage technology for African aquaculture in Mozambique, Seychelles, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Copper cage technology for African aquaculture
Mozambique, Seychelles, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Copper cage technology for African aquaculture in Mozambique, Seychelles, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Copper cage technology for African aquaculture
Mozambique, Seychelles, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Copper cage technology for African aquaculture in Mozambique, Seychelles, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Copper cage technology for African aquaculture
Mozambique, Seychelles, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Copper cage technology for African aquaculture in Mozambique, Seychelles, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Copper cage technology for African aquaculture
Mozambique, Seychelles, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Copper cage technology for African aquaculture in Mozambique, Seychelles, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Copper cage technology for African aquaculture
Mozambique, Seychelles, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Study on the Lake Victoria and Lake Tanganyika fish trade in Democratic Rupublic of Congo, Rwanda, Tanzania
Study on the Lake Victoria and Lake Tanganyika fish trade
Democratic Rupublic of Congo, Rwanda, Tanzania
Study on the Lake Victoria and Lake Tanganyika fish trade in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
Study on the Lake Victoria and Lake Tanganyika fish trade
Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
Land use plan for the Liuwa Plain National Park in Zambia
Land use plan for the Liuwa Plain National Park
Zambia
Visualising Kenya's aquaculture potential in Kenya
Visualising Kenya's aquaculture potential
Kenya
Baseline fisheries assessment of the Shire River in Malawi
Baseline fisheries assessment of the Shire River
Malawi
Conservation Action Plan for the Maloti minnow in Lesotho
Conservation Action Plan for the Maloti minnow
Lesotho
Head Office (Johannesburg) in South Africa
Head Office (Johannesburg)
South Africa
Port Alfred Office in South Africa
Port Alfred Office
South Africa
Feasibility study for aloe ferox in South Africa
Feasibility study for aloe ferox
South Africa
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Data
South Africa
Fisheries data collection, analysis and dissemination in priority African countries of the EAF-Nansen Programme
Our consultant Brett Pringle was contracted by the FAO to conduct an analysis of South Africa’s fisheries data systems as part of the Norway-funded Nansen programme.
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Fisheries
Seychelles and Mauritius
Blue Economy transformation in Seychelles and Mauritius
Our Jim McCafferty was recently contracted as an international fisheries and aquaculture expert as part of the FAO’s Blue Transformation Programme in the Western Indian Ocean Region.
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Fisheries
Liberia
Developing the fisheries and aquaculture sectors of Liberia
Advance Africa has been contracted by Liberia’s National Fisheries and Aquaculture Authority (NaFAA), as part of the World Bank-funded Liberia Sustainable Management of Fisheries Project (LSMFP), to support the sustainable development of the country's fisheries and aquaculture sectors.
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Fisheries
Mozambique
Baseline fish and fisheries assessment of Massingir Dam
Advance Africa has been contracted by Karingani Game Reserve to develop a fit-for-purpose fisheries management framework for Massingir Dam, founded on the principles of social, ecological, and economic sustainability.
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Aquaculture
Kenya
Aquaculture Master Trainers for Coastal Kenya
Advance Africa was contracted by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) (Germany) to design and implement a comprehensive aquaculture training capacity building programme...
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Aquaculture
Kenya
Aquaculture Master Trainers for Coastal Kenya
Advance Africa was contracted by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) (Germany) to design and implement a comprehensive aquaculture training capacity building programme...
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Aquaculture
Kenya
Aquaculture Master Trainers for Coastal Kenya
Advance Africa was contracted by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) (Germany) to design and implement a comprehensive aquaculture training capacity building programme...
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Aquaculture
Kenya
Aquaculture Master Trainers for Coastal Kenya
Advance Africa was contracted by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) (Germany) to design and implement a comprehensive aquaculture training capacity building programme...
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