Agricultiva’s fisheries development team designed
A new fish production center in Angola’s Cuando Cubango Province produces 500 Tons of pond-raised tilapia per annum, while also producing feed and training technical staff.
Cuando Cubango is located more than 1,000 km from the capital city, Luanda, far from the seacoast, suffering from a lack of fresh fish products and creating significant logistic challenges.
Development of a state-of-the-art fish production center in the region with innovative solutions to face complex logistic difficulties.
Among many other solutions, a special plant-based bio-filter was employed to protect the water source from contamination, thus reassuring the local population about health concerns.
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Benedito Mawito is Head of Cuando Cubango Fish Farm.
We have all the conditions to produce the fish, including the rations, which are produced locally by extrusion, out of crushed corn and soybeans. The technical and human conditions are also ensured as the success and sustainability of the project depend on these key factors.
We believe that by the end of the year fish produced at Missombo will be available for local consumption. The fish farm’s expected volume of production is around 200 tons of tilapia
during the experimental phase, out of the 500 tons planned by the end of 2020.
The fish will be distributed both wholesale and retail, made available in the project’s own fishmonger and in surrounding supermarkets.
This innovative fish farm has significant economic and social impact for the region, meeting the needs of the local population for food supply and providing employment for young people, encouraging their inclusion in the community.
“This innovative fish farm has significant economic and social impact for the region.”