Rwanda gets new RAS fish farm to tackle fingerling needs

Published on
October 25, 2022
Gishanda Fish Farm workers grading tilapia at the new recirculating aquaculture system.

A new private sector-driven tilapia fingerling farm utilizing recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) technology has been unveiled in Rwanda, as part of a multi-organization effort to tackle key value chain investment barriers to aquaculture in the country.

The investment is being spearheaded by African Parks, a nonprofit conservation organization that manages Akagera National Park in Rwanda – Central Africa’s largest protected wetland. The group is working in partnership with FoodTechAfrica, a consortium of Dutch private companies, with the support of the governments of both Rwanda and The Netherlands. The new facility, dubbed the Gishanda Fish Farm, was commissioned on 18 October and is roughly 10 kilometers from the Akagera National Park’s main gate ... 

Photo courtesy of Food Tech Africa

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