Integrated fish-pig farming in Peru

Photo credit: Juan Martin Cautvein Grecia (Peru)

Review: Juan Martin Cautvein Grecia and Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website)




The inserted picture which was taken in the in the Peruvian jungle shows an integration model between pigs and fish. In such system, ponds are generally small of less than 2000 m2. The structure shown in the picture is the shed for the pigs. In this system, the cultured fish species are gamitana (Colossoma macropomum) and Paco (Piaractus brachypomus) which are characterized among Amazonian fish by their high growth rate.



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