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Cuimba Municipality Invests in Aquaculture

Lucy Towers
19 February 2016, at 12:00am

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO - A project to create freshwater fish has been in progress since June 2015 in Cuimba municipality, northern Zaire province. The aim of the project is to contribute to the diversification of the diet of local people and to the fight against hunger and poverty.

This private initiative is being implemented by the agricultural cooperative for rural development (CADR) on the outskirts of Cuimba village and has produced about five tons of tilapia, reports AngolaPress.

The head of the cooperative, Afonso Mbiyavanga, said the project has existed for seven months, with an initial investment of 500,000 kwanzas, having already generated 14 jobs for local young people.

He explained that in the first phase, four tanks for fish farming and whose process is done entirely manually, since the excavation of containers to feed production are available.

According to the fish farmer it was intended, with this experience, support the government's efforts to combat hunger and poverty, as well as the diversification of diet of the population.