Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Burger visit Karovo Fish Farm

Karovo fish farm is situated about 40 km from Divundu on the way to Rundu
A small delegation from KIFI accompanied Mr. Burger to Karovo Fish farm on Friday, 5 April 2013. The purpose of the visit was to introduce him to the Cooperative members and to familiarize him with the situation at Karovo. 

Mr. Shitengu (Chief Fisheries Biologist: KIFI) introducing Mr. Burger to the Cooperative members at Karovo Fish Farm
There are  many challenges at Karovo that we will have to address in future. This includes maintenance to the infrastructure, a proper management structure (manager...?), stronger pump (to fill the ponds), amendments to the purging pond -and drainage of earth ponds as well as collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry (Directorate Extension Kavango region) to improve the horticulture production on the farm.

There is huge potential for aqua-phonics...!!!
Cooperative members and KIFI staff meeting under the Lapa (L). The main building at Karovo (R).
Maintenance needed
Purging pond and earth ponds that needs amendment in terms of a stronger pumping system and better drainage
The orchard and horticulture garden at Karovo. Collaboration with MAWF is needed

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