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IN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO, TRAINING ON THE PRODUCTION OF POND FRY USING HAPPAS

By: Janvier Mushagalusa Namegabe, Aquaculture Researcher, Democratic Republic of Congo.
And Dr Mustapha ABA, Aquaculture Researcher, Morocco.

The Nyakabera site is located in the Kabare Chiefdom, Kabare group in South Kivu by choosing the Nyakabera Valley, this site has hosted a training of students from different universities in the city of Bukavu, in the production of monosex fry Tilapia niloticus. This training was conducted by Janvier Mushagalusa (IITA Aquaculture Specialist) in collaboration with the Provincial Inspection of Agriculture, Fisheries and Livestock (IPAPEL). The Nyakabera fish farm has been in use since its creation for the production of fry in ponds of two species (Tilapia niloticus, Clarias gariepinus).

For more than 30 years, this site has been facing several problems (strain generated, poor water channelling and lack of qualified personnel), and investments to improve the production of monosex tilapia fry and bring the farm up to standard have been made, such as reopening fish ponds, purchasing happas, etc.  In order to increase the farm’s productivity, it was necessary to increase the skills of the region’s staff and young fish farmers on good fry production practices (BMPs) and to ensure healthy fry production for all farmers in the region (eastern DR Congo).

This site identified (as a demonstration site serves as a training site) by TAAT aquaculture compact with its objective of improving fish production by popularizing the new aquaculture technologies developed by WorldFish. Nyakabera now serves as a training school for young people, women, students and fish farmers on the production of quality fry (tilapia monosex).

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