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Piloting aquaculture livelihoods

Although male-dominated, women tend to be heavily involved in the marketing and sale of artisanally refined products. This project selected participants from surrounding communities, focusing on women at risk of participating in the artisanal oil industry, who had some experience in aquaculture. 40 participants in total, of which 24 were women, were trained, supplied with ‘fingerlings’ (juvenile fish), nets, processors to produce/catch fish, and given advice to sell processed fish at markets within, and outside, the community. Part of the training involved using a new technology called the ‘choco oven’ in the processing of fresh water fish in the region. The ‘choco oven’ is healthier, safer, and environmentally friendlier compared to the local drying/processing technology.

Find out more about this pilot. and read our how to guide to aquaculture

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