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Integrated fish and poultry in Benin

Credit: Ismael Radwan (Egypt)

The photos show the integration between fish and poultry as carried out in earthen ponds in Benin. Broilers and rabbits are the main poultry in such integrated system while tilapia is the main fish species. Poultry house are established above the water surface in fish ponds providing daily fertilization as required by farmed fish. As expected, a safe ratio between the number of broilers or rabbits should be maintained. The dropping of rabbits -in particular- is has been ideal when used in the production of maggots that is required for the feeding of African catfish.

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