United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Chi Farms limited have entered into a partnership to enhance capacity of small-scale farmers in the country and to add about 4,000 tonnes of catfish into the nation’s food basket yearly.
The partnership, which is part of the U.S. government’s Feed the Future initiative, aims to assist entrepreneurs to become successful catfish farmers.
Chi Farms, according to the project layout, will ensure supply of quality feed and catfish juveniles to the farmers by enhancing its feed milling and hatching capacities.
Besides fish farmers as the first beneficiaries, the partnership will also train over 6,000 soy and maize farmers to meet the quality standards of Chi Farms. They will be closely integrated in the supply chain of the fish feed mill.
Source: The Guardian // Original Article