Do you think that the government investing in fish farming will attract farmers to seek employment in that industry?
According to an article published in the New Vision on 25th July 2014, at least 56 fish ponds in Adjumani district have been abandoned by the farmers due to hardship in acquiring fingerlings and fish feeds.
The government in partnership with Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has launched a project to promote fish farming in West Nile and northern regions. The targeted districts are Adjumani, Arua, Gulu, Lira and Soroti, and the project will cost 1.05 billion shillings. Mr Abdul Aziz, an aquaculture specialist, said that the hatcheries would have the capacity to produce two million fingerlings (young fish) of tilapia and cat fish and each young fish would be sold at Shs 3,000 to farmers.
The plan is for the project to allow fish farmers to rehabilitate and stock their fish ponds because fingerlings will be sold at affordable prices to the farmers.
In your district, do you think that the government investing in fish farming will attract farmers to seek employment in the Industry?
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