Africa's Blue Economy: A policy handbook
- Publication Date:
- 3 April 2016
Africa's "Blue word" is made of vast lakes and rivers and an extensive ocean resource base. The Blue Economy can play a major role in Africa's structural transformation, sustainable economic progress, and social development. The largest sectors of the current African aquatic and ocean based economy are fisheries, aquaculture, tourism, transport, ports, coastal mining, and energy. This Policy Handbook, offers a step by step guide to help African member States to better mainstream the Blue Economy into their national development plans, strategies, policies and laws. The Blue Economy approach is premised in the sustainable use, management and conservation of aquatic and marine ecosystems and associated resources.
According to the ECA's Africa's Blue Economy Policy Handbook: 38 of the 54 African States are coastal States; 90 percent of Africa's imports and exports are conducted by sea; ... Read more »
38 of the 54 African States are coastal States; 90 percent of Africa's imports and exports are conducted by sea; and freshwater and ocean fish contribute to the nutritional ... Read more »