Credit: Ndikwetepo Oiva (Namibia)
Description: Ndikwetepo Oiva and Abdel Rahman El Gamal
The Kamutjonga Inland Fisheries Institute is located in the Caprivi in Northern Namibia. This institute belongs to the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources. The facility of the institute has been set to benefit the local economy and assist in improving the food security in the surrounding area. This is done through training and production of indigenous fish species that are namely: three-spot tilapia (Oreochromis andersonii) and African catfish (Clarias gariepinus). The institute supplies its fingerlings to rural pond aquaculture. The water of Kavango River is the water source of the facility. The facilities of the institute include tilapia breeding ponds, hatchery, fingerling rearing area, greenhouse nursery with recirculation or open systems.