Aquaculture: Fish farming offers possibilities

Question: I’d like to learn more about aquaculture. Can you help, please? Over-exploitation and climate change put a strain on natural marine and freshwater fish stocks. Aquaculture can help alleviate the pressure and ensure that stock keeps up with the rising demand. Some farmers do not consider aquaculture viable because…

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Aquaculture: Put food on the table and earn a promising extra income

Aquaculture is enjoying unprecedented growth worldwide. For local farmers, it offers an opportunity to diversify profitably. Aquaculture (fish farming) is not a quick fix to get you out of trouble but is rather a diversification that can help your cash flow if your main farming enterprise is taking strain. Charles…

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Zambia’s Copperbelt small-scale fish farmers help drive diversification

The number of small-scale fish farmers in the Copperbelt has increased to 1 400 – from a mere 200 – over the last decade. According to provincial fisheries principal officer Zyangani Chirambo, the increase is of great significance to the economic diversification of the province which largely depends on copper…

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Tilapia farmers worldwide under threat due to deadly virus – FAO

Tilapia farming around the globe is under serious threat after the FAO issued a warning for an outbreak of the deadly Tilapia Lake Virus (TiLV). According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) an outbreak of TiLV threatens the livelihoods and food security of millions of…

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