Aquaculture: The value chain

| August 22, 2016

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This week’s story from Kenya focuses on fish farming. Our Script of the week is an Issue pack designed to provide radio broadcasters with the information they need to create effective and entertaining radio programs on the value chain for fish farming, also called aquaculture.

The Issue pack focuses on aquaculture in Malawi, but the information can be easily adapted to other sub-Saharan African countries where aquaculture is practiced.

The Issue pack covers a wealth of information on aquaculture, including:

  • how to site, build, and maintain a pond;
  • fertilizing your pond;
  • stocking the pond;
  • feeding your fish;
  • harvesting;
  • integrated aquaculture-agriculture; and
  • post-harvest activities such as drying, processing, and marketing.

The final section of the Issue pack lists sources for further information on the aquaculture value chain, including resource organizations, online radio programs, online videos, and online documents.