Zimbabwe's tilapia sector is on course for expansion, say experts

Frozen Tilapia
Published Jul 11, 2022

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Zimbabwe’s tilapia farming sector should reach 20,000 tonnes a year within a decade, according to a 10-year plan presented to over 35 stakeholders and experts last month.

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The group discussed ways to help the southern African nation develop its tilapia sector and promote opportunities for women, youth and marginalised groups without adding pressure on the environment. “Tilapia is key to our ambition to expand aquaculture production in Zimbabwe,” said Milton Makumbe, acting director of the Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources at a meeting organised by FISH4ACP, a global fish value chain development initiative of the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) implemented by FAO with funding from the European Union (EU) and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). “This plan is of great help to our efforts and will contribute to poverty reduction, improved food security and economic growth,” Makumbe added. The strategy foresees an increase of tilapia production to 20,000 tonnes per year, combined with soaring benefits of small-scale tilapia farmers from less than $1.2 million to $60 ...
Source: Thefishsite
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