Saturday, July 8, 2017

LIFIDEP Donates to Fish Farmers of Nkambe Central

Recognizing the importance of fish to food security and it's nutritional value, is one of the preoccupations of the Livestock and Fisheries Development Project (a baby project of MIDENO) headed by Mbipeh Pius Sirdiki. However, promoting fish farming or aquaculture which should be done to maintain or sustain the farms, given the challenges that both fisheries and aquaculture are face in terms of sustainability and governance is what the project is trying to put in place. Notwithstanding, experts say the solution is the development of sustainable aquaculture, that generates less pollution, generates jobs, and ensure food self-sufficiency. Prospects are high that Donga Mantung should regain its past glories by developing the aquaculture sector.
This is so following the donation of support equipment to fish farming groups of Nkambe central sub division. Grouped under a cooperative, one of the leaders Mbunkur Julius expressed thanks to LIFIDEP for the timely support that will go along way to boost fish farming in Nkambe. With this support Julius says prospects are high that farmers will be able to mitigate the phenomenon of climate change given that some water sources have dried off. The abusive cultivation of eucalyptus trees in wetlands is also one of the major factors. A similar exercise is expected in Nkambe, Ndu, Nwa and Ako to enable fish farmers establish more fish farms that could sustain their families.
The population’s appetite for fish is steadily growing. Carps and tilapia currently make what is mostly available in majority of farms.

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