Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

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Jeroen Ticheler

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153 Rome, Italy


Phone: +39-06 57051

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Roads (roads_africa)

Availability of road infrastructure for the development of commercial fish farming interpreted as density of paved and motorable. The density of paved and motorable roads was used as a surrogate for the general level of infrastructure. It was reasoned that were there are main, all weather roads, there are possibilities to transport inputs and supplies to fish farms and to send products to markets than in areas without such road infrastructure. It was also reasoned that with that where all-weather roads exist, the probability of other kinds of infrastructure in close proximity, such as electricity and communication, is enhanced. Roads data was derived from the US Defense Mapping Agency (DMA) Topographic Maps in Africa and from the DMA Global Navigation and Planning Charts of Africa.

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