Production of freshwater fish in sustainable aquaculture farms


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Production of freshwater fish in sustainable aquaculture farms
SectorMost major industry classification systems use sources of revenue as their basis for classifying companies into specific sectors, subsectors and industries. In order to group like companies based on their sustainability-related risks and opportunities, SASB created the Sustainable Industry Classification System® (SICS®) and the classification of sectors, subsectors and industries in the SDG Investor Platform is based on SICS.
Food and Beverage
Food and Agriculture
Business Model Description

Invest in increasing and / or establish new areas of sustainable freshwater fish production in aquaculture farms for consumption

Expected Impact

Increase sustainable aquaculture and provide a means of living to rural population while benefiting the environment

Indicative ReturnDescribes the rate of growth an investment is expected to generate within the IOA. The indicative return is identified for the IOA by establishing its Internal Rate of Return (IRR), Return of Investment (ROI) or Gross Profit Margin (GPM).
> 25% (in IRR)
Investment TimeframeDescribes the time period in which the IOA will pay-back the invested resources. The estimate is based on asset expected lifetime as the IOA will start generating accumulated positive cash-flows.
Medium Term (5–10 years)
Market SizeDescribes the value of potential addressable market of the IOA. The market size is identified for the IOA by establishing the value in USD, identifying the Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) or providing a numeric unit critical to the IOA.
> USD 1 billion
Direct ImpactDescribes the primary SDG(s) the IOA addresses.
Zero Hunger (SDG 2) Decent Work and Economic Growth (SDG 8) Life Below Water (SDG 14)
Indirect ImpactDescribes the secondary SDG(s) the IOA addresses.
Good health and well-being (SDG 3) Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure (SDG 9) Responsible Consumption and Production (SDG 12)
Sector Sources
  • (I) Gobierno de Paraguay. 2014. Plan Nacional de Desarrollo Paraguay 2030. (II) Ministerio de Agricultura y Ganaderia. 2013. Marco estratégico agrario. (III) International Fund for Agricultural Development. 2016. Paraguay. (IV) UNOPS. 2020. To grow, eat and sell: Modernizing agriculture in Paraguay. (V) OECD. 2018. Multi-dimensional Review of Paraguay.
IOA Sources
  • (1) FAO. s. f. Visión general del sector acuícola nacional. Paraguay. (2) Loida López Peña. 2015. Proyecto de inversión para producción semi-intensiva de tilapia y comercialización como filetes en supermercados de Asunción y Gran Asunción, Paraguay. (3) Diana Riaño et al. 2017. Evaluar el estudio de factibilidad de producción y comercialización de tilapia roja en el municipio de Barbosa, Santander. (4) Martinez-Porchas & Martinez-Cordova. 2012. World aquaculture: environmental impacts and troubleshooting alternatives. (5) Suja Aarattuthodiyil, Ph.D & David Wise, Ph.D. 2017. Las prácticas de bioseguridad en las granjas de peces necesitan reforzarse. (6) UN News. 2021. New FAO analysis reveals carbon footprint of agri-food supply chain. (7) Gobierno del Paraguay. 2014. Plan Nacional de Desarrollo Paraguay 2030. (8) Economía Virtual. 2019. Producción orgánica en Paraguay fue tema principal de ponencia. (9) Ministerio de Agricultura y Ganadería. 2012. Plan Nacional Concertado de Fomento de la Producción Orgánica y Agroecológica. (10) SENAVE. 2013. Resolution 670/13. (11) Decidamos Paraguay. 2017. Sistema Participativo de Garantía (SPG) para la certificación de la producción agroecológica. (12) Agencia Financiera de Desarrollo. s.f. Acerca de la AFD. (13) Crédito Agrícola de Habilitación. s.f. Misión y Visión. (14) Agencia de Información Paraguaya. 2021. Fortalecer a productores mediante programas y facilitar el acceso a créditos, desafíos del MAG para el 2020.