COP 28: Innovations for seaweed production and environmental preservation

President Hon. Dr. Samia Suluhu Hassan of the United Republic of Tanzania engaged in an insightful session with the Executive Director of Rahami Aquaculture, Mrs. Rahma Jawa. During the meeting, Mrs. Jawa elaborated on the innovative approach employed by Rahami Aquaculture to enhance seaweed production along the coastline. Rahima Aquaculture, a Tanzanian company situated in the Mbegani region of Dar Es Salaam, has developed groundbreaking methods not only to increase seaweed yield but also to undertake the strategic harvesting of blue carbon and mitigate ocean acidification.

The conversation delved into the intricate details of the company’s innovative practices, aiming to provide the President with a comprehensive understanding of how Rahami Aquaculture contributes to sustainable aquaculture and environmental preservation. Mrs. Rahma Jawa highlighted the importance of their location in the Mbegani region and how the company’s initiatives align with broader goals of promoting ecological balance and economic development.

This meeting between President Samia Suluhu Hassan and Rahima Aquaculture underscores the significance of public-private collaborations in advancing environmentally conscious solutions. The company’s commitment to harnessing marine resources responsibly not only contributes to increased seaweed production but also addresses broader environmental concerns, showcasing Tanzania’s dedication to innovative and sustainable practices in aquaculture.

About National Carbon Monitoring Centre (NCMC)
The National Carbon Monitoring Centre is a vehicle for reporting on carbon stocks and their changes as well as coordinating the national MRV processes for the Government of Tanzania. The goal of the Centre is to enable Tanzania to actively participate and benefit from possible future international carbon trading mechanisms to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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