Thursday, April 21, 2016

NTUNDA TILAPIA & CUISINE COMPETITION



4 JUNE 2016                        09H00 TILL LATE

The Tilapia fish has its origin in Africa and is now cultivated throughout the world – it is produced on a massive commercial scale and is also referred to as the “Aquatic Chicken”

The purpose of the Ntunda Tilapia Festival is to promote the consumption of this healthy protein source. The festival coincides with Africa Day; the aim is to celebrate the origin of the specie and to bring together the African people from various walks of life.

Tilapia fish insures good health benefits that include fat burning, improved heart health, decreased risk of weight-related illnesses and improves mental alertness.

THE MAIN ACTIVITY DURING THE FESTIVAL WILL BE A COOKING COMPETITION WHERE PARTICIPANTS MUST PREPARE A CUISINE, USING TILAPIA AS THE MAIN INGREDIENT.

EXHIBITIONS OF TRADITIONAL NAMIBIAN HANDCRAFT AND SALES OF TRADITIONAL FOOD WILL ALSO BE AN ATTRACTION TO VISITORS

THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO ATTEND THIS FESTIVAL TO LEARN AND OBSERVE TECHNIQUES IN THE PREPARATION OF TILAPIA BASED FOODS

THE COOKING COMPETITION SHALL CONSIST OF A FOUR COURSE CUISINE:

SNACK PLATE
APPETISER
ENTRÉE
DESSERT

PARTICIPANTS HAVE TO DESIGN A UNIQUE MEAL AND WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL INGREDIENTS. SPECIAL CREDIT WILL BE GIVEN TO THE USE OF ORGANIC AND TRADITIONAL INGREDIENTS.  TILAPIA FISH MUST BE THE MAIN INGREDIENT IN EACH COURSE.

THE COMPETITION WILL START AT 09h00 AND FINAL DESSERT MUST BE READY FOR EVALUATION BEFORE 17h30. 

EACH COURSE WILL BE JUDGED INDIVIDUALLY, ACCORDING TO PRESENTATION, TASTE AND ORIGINALITY.  A PRICE FOR TEAM SPIRIT WILL ALSO BE GIVEN.
FRESH, WHOLE UNCPROCESSED TILAPIA FISH WILL BE SPONSORED BY UIS AQUACULTURAL FARM.

LOTS OF GREAT PRIZES ARE UP FOR GRABS AND INCLUDE:

BEST COURSE (4 Off)
BEST OVERALL
SECOND OVERALL
THIRD OVERALL
BEST PERSONALITY
BEST HANDCRAFT/FOOD STALL

UIS AQUACULTURE FARM WILL HAVE A DEMONSTRATION ON THE OPERATION OF A RECIRCULATION AQUACULTURE SYSTEM.

A MISS TILAPIA COMPETITION WILL BE HELD. WINNERS WILL BE JUDGED ON PERSONALITY, INTEREST IN COOKING AND APPEARANCE.

LIVE D.J MUSIC WILL BE PROVIDED. A VARIETY OF FOOD WILL BE ON SALE AND A BEER TENT WITH BAR FACILITIES WILL BE AVAILABLE.

ALL FISH LOVERS, PRIVATE COOKS, CHEFS, MEMBERS OF THE CULINARY INDUSTRY AND LOCAL COMMUNITY ARE INVITED

ENTRY IS FREE. CAMPING AND OVERNIGHT FACILITIES MUST BE ARRANGED WITH THE LODGE

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR APPLICATION FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE COMPETITION, OR TO BOOK A STAND FOR EXHIBITION/SALE OF CRAFT AND FOOD, THE FOLLOWING PERSONS CAN BE CONTACTED:
                Martha                                                 Tel: +264818699112
                Diina                                                     Tel: 0812783752        
                Johan                                                    Tel: 0811410400         
e-Mail:  tilapia@iway.na

For Accommodation please contact Namibia Lodge 2000 & Safaris
                                                                Tel: 065220853  e-Mail:  namlodge2000@yahoo.com
                                                                                                                admin@namlodge.com

CLOSING DATE OF REGISTRATION 31TH MAY 2016.

Main sponsors of Event:

                Hon. Dr.  Samuel Chief Ankama               Namibia Lodge 2000 & Safaris
                Mr. Johan van der Westhuizen                 Uis Aquaculture Farm

Thursday, March 24, 2016

KIFI Farewell Party for Mr. Sitengu: 23 March 2016

Mr. Sitengu saying farewell to his fellow colleagues at KIFI
Mr. Godfrey Sitengu assumed duty as Chief Fisheries Biologist (CFB) at Kamutjonga Inland Fisheries Institute (KIFI) during August 2011. During his tenure of almost 5 years at KIFI  he build up a good relationship with fellow employees at the institute. It was however at a cost as he was separated from his family in Katima Mulilo. He grabbed the opportunity to ask for a transfer to the CFB post at Katima with the promotion of Mr. Munwela who will leave the MFMR for greener pastures as a Deputy Director in the Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET). Mr. Sitengu's transfer request was approved. He will start at Zambezi Inland Aquaculture Center in his current position of CFB on the 1st of April 2016. 

KIFI staff bid him farewell at a special farewell party organized by the staff at the KIFI Lapa during the evening of 23 March 2016. Mr. Titus was the Master of Ceremony. Mr. Harold Kheibeb was the DJ and Rita the chief cook. Thank you guys for a well  organized and most pleasant event.

Congratulations Mr. Sitengu on the transfer and best wishes from all KIFI staff...!!!

Mr. Burger thanking Mr. Sitengu for his contribution to KIFI'S development and wishing him best at his new duty station in Katima

Staff members from KIFI enjoying the farewell braai..

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Professional Master’s Program in Fishery Science 2016-2018







Nanjing Agricultural University (NAU), founded in 1902, is a state key university and a “211” project university under the Ministry of Education of China. With agriculture and life sciences as its orientations, NAU has a harmonious development of diverse branches of learning including agriculture, science, economy, management, engineering, art, law, etc.. During it’s over 100-year of education, NAU has graduated more than 200, 000 talents including 51 academicians.

Wuxi Fisheries College of Nanjing Agricultural University (WFC) was jointly established by Freshwater Fisheries Research Center of Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences (FFRC) and NAU in 1993, and started MSc education in 1996. Currently, it provides 2 PhD programs and 2 MSc programs respectively in aquaculture and hydrobiology, with the PhD program in aquaculture being the fist-class discipline; besides, it has one postdoctoral station for aquaculture. Meanwhile, WFC is among the first institutes that set up Professional Master’s Program in fishery science.

Since 1981, WFC began to organize international training programs. So far, over 2180 fishery technicians and officials from 113 countries have been trained here. In 2014, WFC was designated as the FAO Reference Centre for Aquaculture and Inland Fishery Research and Training. A team of high-level, reliable English proficiency and rich management experiences has been forged during the long period of international training and education. The postgraduate education programs of WFC are based on supervisor-responsible system and allocated with professional management team to make full advantage of team-leadership. WFC also strictly adheres to the quality management standard of ISO9001 system for its course design, arrangement and teaching evaluation, in an effort to demonstrate Chinese characteristics while absorbing the merits of world famous universities, and to guarantee high quality and utmost effect.

1.      Program objectives

(1)     A profound knowledge of basic theories and professional knowledge of fishery science, familiar with the world fishery S&T development and equipped with a comprehensive knowledge structure;

(2)     A spirit of innovation and practices, capable of independently engaging in fishery technical and rural developing tasks;

(3)     Good at innovative thinking, able to carry out independent research in fisheries.

(4)     A rigorous style of study, good morality, committed to promoting the development of fisheries and agricultural industries through strengthening S&T cooperation between his/her country and China;

2.      Requirement for applicants

Applicants should be from fishery-related administration or extension departments, universities, colleges, institutes, or business etc., and should meet the following conditions:

(1)     In good health condition;

(2)     With the certificate a bachelor's degree (or an equal one) in fishery, biology, environment, and related majors;

(3)     English as the mother tongue or an ideal English proficiency test score (eg. IELES, TOEFL, etc.);

(4)     Under the age of 40.

3.      Program type, duration, and credit requirement

Program type: Full-time education for 2 years.

Duration: September 01, 2016- August 31, 2018 (subject to the official admission notice)

Credit requirement: students should complete at least 30 credits for the full program. 

Contacts
Wuxi Fisheries College of Nanjing Agricultural University ADD:  No.9 East Shanshui Road, Binhu District, Wuxi, Jiangsu 214081, China Coordinator:  Ms. LI Feifan, Mr. ZHANG Zongli, Prof. YUAN Xinhua
TEL/FAX +86-510-85555796 EMAIL liff@ffrc.cnzhangzl@ffrc.comyuanxinhua@hotmail.com