admin | March 23, 2015
The conditions for fish farming in Ghana are good. The climate is ideal for raising tilapia and many other species, and water quantity and quality are outstanding. Also, there is an abundant labour force, and the country has enough agricultural resources to supply a large fish feed industry. Ghana produces only about 50% of its fish demand, so there is great potential for local farmers to fill this shortfall with farmed fish.
But there are two challenges to making aquaculture a reality for small-scale farmers in Ghana: the lack of readily available tilapia fingerlings, and – like this week’s story from Uganda – the lack of readily available and affordable fish feed.
Our script of the week is based on an interview with a fish farmer and an aquaculture expert. It addresses both of the challenges mentioned here.