Converting habitual fishers to farming

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MOSES NYATI, Chitambo
THE growing demand for fish is culminating into overfishing and depletion of stocks in some rivers. This depletion of fish stocks in the natural water bodies has not spared Chitambo district as evidenced from the low number in the Bangweulu swamps. However, the district’s rich endowment with water resources provides business opportunities for the development of aquaculture.

In addressing this crises, Government has partnered with the Agriculture Productivity and Market Enhancement Project (APMEP) to promote aquaculture development in the district. The partnership is also aimed at enhancing the country’s agricultural diversification agenda.

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