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Technology adoption leads to increased income for fish farmers in DR Congo

DR Congo

Fisheries and aquaculture sector constitutes an essential source of economic activity in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), surpassing livestock, accounting for 12% of agricultural GDP. The industry contributes to 40% of total animal protein intake in the country. Fish harvest from floating cages on Lake Kivu The annual average per capita fish consumption is about 5.9 kg – very ...

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Innovative technology pushes Africa towards self-sufficiency in rice

GEM parboiler technology

The demand for good quality parboiled rice is high in parts of Africa, from east to west, north to south. As at 2015, rice consumption in countries was estimated to be approximately 26 million (MT) of which 13 million MT (about one-third of what is traded on the world market) was imported to the continent. GEM parboiler technology in operation ...

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Fish farmers in Cameroon record increased income upon adoption of technologies

Djam Wilfred Chiatoh

Djam Wilfred Chiatoh is a fish farmer from the central region of Cameroon. He is also an animal production specialist but, after 12 years of poultry, pig and rabbit farming, coupled with a loss of over 2,000 pigs to African swine fever, he ventured into fish farming in 2016. Wilfred at one of the training sessions The first challenge he ...

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‘I am better off as a farmer’ – story of a banker turned poultry farmer

Ayotomiwa Ogunsua

Due to the popular misconceptions about agriculture, many young Africans have no interest in agribusiness ventures. Upon completing their academic pursuits, young graduates usually scuttle for jobs and in many cases, remain unemployed while waiting for the “golden opportunity”. Ayotomiwa Ogunsua at his poultry farm Whereas many who attempted agribusiness have run into loss due to inadequate training and mentorship, ...

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Adoption of fingerling production technologies transforms livelihoods in Kenya

Zinath Deen

Zinath Deen is a fish farmer from Vihiga County in Western Kenya. Zinath Deen on her fish farm She has been practicing fish farming since 2012 in her farm called Tigoi Fish Farm. What began as a hobby for her later transformed into full-fledged business. Over the years, Zinath has been struggling to produce fingerlings due to inadequate information and ...

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From Zambia to Nigeria, how food basket outreach catalyses youth-led enterprises

Youth in Agribusiness Compact

 The Youth in Agribusiness Compact of Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) is leading the way in developing approaches aimed at stimulating youth-led agribusiness enterprises along agricultural commodity value chains. G1 Enterprises’ saled of birds from the Imo agribusiness park 2 One of its recent approaches is the food basket outreach. Through this mechanism, the compact links with its partner ...

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TAAT catalyses commercialisation of High Iron Beans in Burundi

Christella’s Ndayishimiye TAAT

Common bean is a major food and cash crop for more than 90% of smallholder farmers in Burundi. Beans provide 20% of required calories and 50% of proteins, and are an entry point to tackle food insecurity, poverty and malnutrition. Christella’s Ndayishimiye in one of her outlets The current average bean consumption is about 30 kg per person, per year. ...

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