Large-scale tilapia cage culture in Lake Malawi

This project document has been developed by a group of trainees who participated during 2019 in the “Fish Culture Development – Africa training course” which is annually hosted by the Egyptian International Centre for Agriculture (EICA) in partnership with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). The proposed location of this project is Lake Malawi. The project document started with background information highlighting the importance of fish in Malawi for nutrition as well as for employment and income generation. The native tilapia, Oreochromis shiranus has been chosen for the project. The budget, investment, and revenue of the project have been covered in the document. The technical components of the project components (hatchery and farm) have been addressed supported with the necessary figures and tables. The project economics have been adequately analyzed. All activities of the project have been arranged in an activity chart. The environmental, social and economic sustainability of the project have been addressed. Finally, there have been specific recommendations regarding the interest rates as well as taxation regarding aquaculture projects. This project is one of more group projects which have been supervised by Dr. Abdel Rahman El Gamal.

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