The cost of fish feed has reduced by half, from about Rwf1,500 to Rwf800, thanks to a new fish feed factory that has started operations in the country.
The factory, located at Kigali Special Economic Zone (KSEZ), has capacity to produce about 700 kilograms of feed per hour, and is expected to boost fish farming in the country.
The plant will save farmers from the difficulties they have been facing in importing fish feeds. Local fish farmers have been importing feeds from Israel, Germany, Mauritius, and Uganda, and they say this was costly because of freight charges.
So far, the factory has installed a facility worth $400,000 (about Rwf330 million).
The ingredients making up the feed come from commodities such as soya, maize, and other fish products.
Source: The New Times // Original Article