STAIRE – Streng­the­ning Aqua­cul­tu­re In­dus­try Through Re­ne­wa­ble En­er­gies

The STAIRE project aims to strengthen the fishery industry in Senegal through the integration of renewable energy (RE). The sector is of crucial importance for the country, as fish is vital for the local diet. However, fishermen are usually unable to store, process and transport the goods properly due to the lack of energy availability and the relatively high energy consumption for these activities, which in turn are costly. By integrating renewable energy sources, fishermen will be able to handle food adequately and thus generate a stable income. Within the framework of the STAIRE project, an interdisciplinary certificate course is being developed at the Université Gaston Berger (UGB) in cooperation with business partners.  The students learn in a practice-oriented curriculum how renewable energies can be applied in the fishery sector.



Supported by BayFOR:

Research Focus:

  • Agriculture / Fisheries / Bioeconomy
  • Education / Skills / Capacity Building
  • Energy
  • Environment / Natural Resources / Biodiversity
  • Food / Nutrition

Project Coordination:

Neu-Ulm University of Applied Sciences

Project Partner:

SL Green Energy
Université Gaston Berger


Germany (Bavaria), Senegal

Funding Agency:

German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst, DAAD), German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)


- 31/12/2023