Friday, June 7, 2013

KAROVO FISH FARM EXTENSION VISIT REPORT: 06 – 17 MAY 2013



Compiled by FH Khaebeb

Objectives:
The extension visit was aimed at assisting the cooperative and NYS members in sorting and grading of fish, partial harvest and marketing of fish produce and aid in horticulture production. 

Team members:
1    Harold Khaebeb, AFB – Farm Supervisor
2    Van Sy, Vietnamese Aquaculture Expert
3    Treu Duc, Vietnamese Aquaculture Technician
4    Berthold Mushambe, Labourer
5    Alexander Muhero, Labourer

MAIN ACTIVITIES

Fishing:
Due to past failures in conducting harvesting events with very low turn – up, we do partial harvesting and selling in the surrounding communities and Rundu Market. The observation is that, due to small (250g) size of fish, the Rundu market is hesitant to absorb the produce immediately unlike the small villages in the Mukwe district. During the reporting time, we have harvested and sold fish worth a total of N $ 5 600 monetary values from PP6, PP2, PP4 and NP4. Nearly 80% from harvested fish consisted of Tilapia rendalii, 18% Oreochromis andersonii and 2% African catfish.


Figure 1 – 4: Cooperative, staff members and Vietnamese experts, partially harvesting of fish from various ponds, utilizing hapa system for size grading.
Figure 5: Marketing and sale of fish produce in Divundu settlement

Horticulture:
The horticulture activities were limited to watering of existing seedlings in the beds and already transplanted crops.


Full report including main challenges and recommendations available on request at: 
aquaculturenam@gmail.com

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