“Sustainable Transformation of Egypt’s Aquaculture Market System” - STREAMS

Project completed
In-Pond Raceway System growing tilapia in Egypt. This was the first test for the production system of Nile Tilapia in Egypt and Middle East. This production system triple yield from the same land with minimum use of water. ©Ahmed Nasr-Allah

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Governorates of Kafr El Sheikh, Minya, Fayoum, Beheira and Sharkia
Employment & economic development
Agriculture & food security
Climate change and environment
Employment creation
Agriculture value-chain development (til 2016)
Environmental policy
01.12.2015 - 15.04.2019
CHF 2'000'000

“Sustainable Transformation of Egypt’s Aquaculture Market System” (STREAMS) project aims to increase the production of inexpensive, nutritious and safe fish from sustainable aquaculture systems to help improve the health of underprivileged socioeconomic segments in Egypt while creating jobs and increasing incomes along the aquaculture value chain. It contributes to improving best management practice of fish farms, better dissemination of Abbassa improved strains of Nile Tilapia and better response to fish health problems.


The overall goal of the project is to improve food and nutrition security and economic opportunities for underprivileged socioeconomic segments in Egypt through sustainable expansion and intensification of the aquaculture sector.

Target groups

Women and men fish farmers and retailers, wholesalers, and fish processors in the above-mentioned governorates who are in need of increasing their income to support their families.

Directorate/federal office responsible SDC
Credit area Development cooperation
Project partners Contract partner
Foreign academic and research organisation
  • Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research

Implementing partner
WorldFish and CARE 

Budget Current phase Swiss budget CHF   2'000'000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF   1'783'000
Project phases

Phase 2 01.12.2015 - 15.04.2019   (Completed)

Phase 1 01.07.2011 - 31.12.2015   (Completed)