Aquaculture Evaluation Tool for the SADC Region
Advance Africa was contracted by the WorldFishCentre to develop an Aquaculture Evaluation Tool for the SADC Region. The tool was presented by Advance Africa at the SADC Aquaculture Science-Expert Working Group Meeting, held in Harare, Zimbabwe, in December 2016.
The tool was designed to inform governments, funders and investors of the factors that are likely to determine an aquaculture project’s potential success or failure. The framework of the evaluation tool utilises existing management theory and multi-criteria decision analysis that weighs multiple criteria for decision-making. By distilling scores achieved against multiple factors, a weighted outcome is produced, representing both industry attractiveness and business unit competitive strength. Ultimately, results are presented in the form of a matrix, indicating whether a project is ready to accept investment or not. Additionally, the tool allows for the identification of ‘gaps’ and assists in defining interventions that need to take place at a government and/or private level.