Strategy/Approach

 

 

We mainly draw from the enthusiasm and determination of mostly rural smallholder fishfarmers, existing pool of local and international technical experts and assistance from our development partners in order to harmonise and align efforts going towards supporting the design and establishment of systems that optimise fish production.Some communities entirely depend on fish for their livelihoods while others complement their livelihood pathways through diversifying not only diet but also income sources. The seasonality of fish once used a livelihood option is an important consideration. Integration with other livelihood or agricultural activities is therefore a priority in our approach both in traditional fishing and freshwater fish farming communities. We recognise the importance of key natural resources such as river systems, wetlands, small dams catchment areas among other perennial sources in the success of fish farming. We also put a lot of emphasis on post harvest handling technologies that need to be employed for household level storage and for the market. As a result, a holistic and integrated approach to supporting fish production and marketing both at community level for improved food security and income sources and at medium to large commercial scales for improved availability of fish on the markets and economic development is at the fore front of our programming. Our fisheries and aquaculture activities therefore provide a practical pathway towards national and targeted food security, fight under nutrition and promote good health, strengthens the economic situation of vulnerable groups and buildsinclusive business models around fish.