Aquaculture development in Chad

Photo credit: Aliadoumadji Rimadoum (Chad)

Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website)


The introduction of fish farming in Chad dates back to the 1970s. Since then, several types of farming have been introduced and tested whereas some positive results have been achieved in earthen pond systems especially when the cost of fish feed is not high and can be tolerated by farmers.

The promotion of aquaculture has been found necessary with a view to food security and the fight against poverty. The Aquaculture Development Directorate that was created in 2009 has taken into consideration some approaches towards the development of aquaculture activity including public/private partnership. It may worth noting that several international agencies, as well as cooperatives, have been engaged in the aquaculture development initiatives.

The inserted pictures have been taken during the practical training on the manufacturing on fish feed highlighting the possibility of the incorporation of locally available ingredients.

According to FAO statistics, the production from aquaculture in Chad first appeared in 2008 with 30 tons reaching its peak with 154 tons in 2015 before declining to 94 tons in 2016.



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