OUR HISTORY

Who we are and how long we have been in business

Aquaculture Zimbabwe is a local non-governmental organization primarily working for the development of the fisheries and aquaculture sector for improved livelihoods in Zimbabwe. The founding members were driven by a conviction that fish can positively transform lives. Fishing communities in Zimbabwe have long relied on fish from local rivers and dams for household food and income and we recognise their efforts. Providing support to the fishers and taking fish to traditionally non fishing communities became Aquaculture Zimbabwe’s priority after realising the potential that lies in fish integration with commonly practiced agricultural activities in Zimbabwe. In 2007, the founding members registered Aquaculture Zimbabwe as a ‘Trust’ organization and later in 2012 as a Private Voluntary Organization (PVO No.33/12).

HISTORY

12

Years Experience

20K

Happy Customers

100%

Clients Satisfaction

Our vision

We are AquaCulture

VISION
  • To be the leading development organization working towards development of aquaculture and fisheries sector Improving access to information and low cost production technologies for use in sustainable integrated farming systems for livelihoods.

Our Mission

Mission

MISSION
  • To improve livelihoods.

Our Values

Values

VALUE
  • Innovation
  • Excellence
  • Efficiency
  • Accountability
  • Transparency

Our Goals

Goals

GOALS
  • Improve food and nutrition security of vulnerable communities in Zimbabwe
  • Improve the incomes and livelihoods of vulnerable smallholder farmers in Zimbabwe.
  • Build an innovative ecosystem approach to aquaculture and fisheries promoting sustainable utilization of water and fish resources​
  • Increase equitable and sustainable access to, and use of, safe water and basic sanitation services, and promote improved hygiene​

Previous project profiles

1: Aquaculture

Makurumidze Cooperative in ward 2, Chief Zimuto Area of Masvingo district has 42 members, 24 female and 18 males who are registered as Makurumidze Cooperative with the Ministry of Small and Medium Enterprise and Community Development. In 2014 the community constructed two fish ponds with a water surface area of 1000m2 each. They breed Tilapia fish which they give a combination of commercial feed and plankton. In each six months cycle the group has been harvesting an average of 900 kilograms per pond. The average fish weight achieved are at 240 grams per fish. The group supplies its fish to retail shops, schools and the local community. Using income from fish sales the group managed to mobilize earth moving machines to excavate two additional fish ponds measuring 1000m2 each. They now have a total of 4000m2 pond water surface area with a potential of producing up to 8000 kilograms of fish per year. Makurumidze has poultry and garden projects integrated with fish production.

2: Cage Culture

Masembura Aquaculture Project is in ward 11 Bindura District was funded by the United States Africa Development Fund through the US Embassy Ambassador Self Help Projects. The group has two offshore floating fish cages measuring 3m x 3m x 3m each producing Tilapia fish.

3: Weirs

Matedzi Weir in ward 30 of Masvingo district is one of the weirs that communities construct with support from AQZ. The weirs harness and store water for crop and livestock production.

4: Integrated Agriculture Aquaculture

Chebvute project is a typical example of the integrated resilience model promoted by AQZ. The site has a weir that supports a garden and livestock. The garden is integrated with poultry, aquaculture and an orchard. At the site is also a beekeeping project, indigenous chicken and nursery project.

Employee Code of Conduct – Every employee signs  a code of conduct which guide them to discharge their duties professionally upholding expected standards and ethics.

AQZ-CODE-OF-CONDUCT.pdf

Financials 

AQZ-Annual-Report-2013.pdf

AQZ-Annual-Report-2015.pdf

AQZ-Annual-Report-2017.docx

Organizational Profile

Aquaculture-Zimbabwe-Organisational-Profile-2018.docx

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