Fish farming video
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CTA. 1996. Fish farming video. Spore 63. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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30 minute PAL video
The Sagana fish farm, at the foot of Mount Kenya, is one of the oldest fish farms in Africa. It was established in 1948 but, due to lack of financial resources after independence, the farm fell into disrepair and ceased to be a centre for aquaculture until 1993. The farm was revived and revitalised through cooperation between the Department of Fisheries of the Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife in Kenya and the Flemish Interuniversity Council sponsored by the Belgium Administration for Development Cooperation. The main objective of the first phase of the Kenyan project is to establish a self sustainable technical centre at Sagana. The next phase is to extend sustainable fish culture practices so that they are integrated with other existing farm activities for the benefit of the local communities. The 30 minute PAL video opens showing the dilapidated state of the farm at the inception of the project and the extensive rebuilding and renovation that has taken place since. Zero-grazed cattle and laying poultry housed over the ponds are shown, illustrating their policy of nutrient recycling to maximize profits. The video also films in some detail the laboratory techniques employed to exploit African catfish reproduction. The video costs US$75 for developed countries and US$50 for developing countries and is ovoilable from: The Project Coordinator, Sagana Fish Farm, ILRI c/o Mertens Lab 4 PO Box 30709, Nairobi, KENYA