Caritas Zambia and Fish farming trainings

Caritas, Love in Action

 

In the 2008 to 2012 Caritas Zambia Strategic Plan, we aimed at strengthening community structures that will influence democratic governance and equal participation of men and women in development. Our first indicator for this Objective was to measure the Improvement in household income

The fish farming trainings, conducted by the Caritas Zambia programme, helped greatly to improve participants’ agribusiness and entrepreneurship skills. To this effect, 685(231 females and 454 males) participating farmers who underwent trainings in fish farming constructed a total of 126 fish ponds. In the process, 41,000 fingerlings were introduced into the ponds. The farmers sold their fish at ZMK20,000 (2011 local currency), per kilogramme after harvesting every 6 months.

At the beginning of the programme in 2008, Caritas Kasama put up 7 fish ponds in 7 centres for demonstration and for fingerling breeding. This guaranteed a steady supply of fingerlings to 13 ponds. Caritas Kasama in…

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