Photos’ credit: Domwa Mathieu (Cameroon)
Review: Domwa Mathieu and Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website)
These photos were taken in Mbalmayo in Cameroon’s Centre Province. The pictures show the assembly and installation of two cages on Nyong River for the culture of tilapia as a part of a pilot project on cage aquaculture. This project is the fruit of cooperation between the Government of Cameroon and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). A study on fish farming in cages in Cameroon for which FAO provided support in 2013 was the prelude to the current project which aims to popularize cage aquaculture along with its contribution to economic growth, job creation, strengthening food security and poverty reduction perspective.
The outcomes of this pilot project came encourage and demonstrated the high potential and importance of cage aquaculture in Cameroon. The cages seen in the inserted photos have dimensions of 5 mx 5 m x 2.5 m depth.