Sustainability help for tilapia farmers

Zambian tilapia farmers Skretting's community development project for Zambian tilapia farmers was set up to boost sustainability and income. Credit: Skretting
Industry Database

A new community development project in Zambia aims to improve the livelihoods of small-scale tilapia farmers.

Launched in July, the sustainability-focused project in Mpulungu is being led by Skretting, which is providing feed and sharing its acquaculture knowledge and expertise with 45 farmers, of which 44% are women.

“For a long time, farmers in Zambia have had the challenge of getting good quality fingerlings and good quality feed for farmers,” said Jurre Zaal, general manager of Skretting Zambia. “Skretting is happy to fill that gap and provide farmers with the Skretting feed and services that they need through initiatives like this community development project.”

Addressing challenges

“Quality feed, quality fingerlings and technical service will accelerate fish farming projects in the province and address some of the major challenges for fish farmers,” said Ramans Kayumu, provincial fisheries officer from the Zambian Ministry of Fisheries at the launch event.

In addition to farmers involved in the project, the launch attendees included representatives from the Zambian Ministry of Fisheries and the Misanfu Research Institute as well as WorldFish. Farmer Lwao Mutale said that "the support for small-scale farmers will enhance the production of fish in the region."

Farmers will be preparing their ponds throughout August to be ready to stock fingerlings in September.

Skretting’s community development projects aim to empower those involved to secure both social and economic value in their livelihoods, while driving innovation and supporting the long-term prosperity of the communities in which it operates, as well as the aquaculture industry.



Macduff Ship Design have over the past 10 years spent considerable time specialising in the design o... Read more

Kinarca participated in the construction of the most ecological, efficient freezing trawler.

Kinarca participated in the construction of the most ecological, efficient freezing trawler with gre... Read more


Cordex maintains a permanent stable growth on its CordexAqua segment – Ropes and Yarns for Fishing &... Read more

The Australian Fisheries Management Authority chooses Trackwell VMS

The Icelandic tech company Trackwell recently won an open tender to provide Vessel Monitoring System... Read more

Wet weather gear for fishing – three things to consider before buying

Good quality wet weather gear is a must-have for any fishing professional. But finding the best gea... Read more

Introducing the 662 heavy duty wet weather gear flotation bib and pants from Stormline

Good quality wet weather gear is essential when your job involves exposure to the elements, but if y... Read more

View all