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Zambia to Create Four New Aquaculture Parks

11 August 2016, at 1:00am

ZAMBIA - In order to boost fish production in the country, four new sites have been identified for the development of aquaculture parks.

The parks will have three aquaculture pond sites and one cage site and will be located in Kasempa, Rufunsa, Gwembe and Mungwi, reports the DailyMail.

The project, dubbed “Zambia Aquaculture Enterprise Development”, is expected to contribute to economic growth and food security in Zambia.

The implementation of the project will result in improved incomes and social well-being of people, creation of employment opportunities through fish processing, and reduced trade imbalance.

Other benefits are improvement of environmental conditions through catchment management activities, capacity building, targeting local communities, youth empowerment, management of natural resources, value addition and fish processing and entrepreneurial skills.

Meanwhile, some of the components of the project are support to aquaculture entrepreneurs to strengthen their framework to spur increased private sector investment into the domestic industry by supporting emerging entrepreneurs.

Other components are support to aquaculture growth enabling infrastructure and project management.

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