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The Fish Farm project 2018-05-17T13:55:09+00:00

The Fish Farm project

People and Planet Life Foundation (PPLF)

Rural Nigeria, near the urban centres of Enugu, Port-Harcourt, Abuja and Lagos.

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In the villages of this area, large families are common and often headed only by women who receive no external help. Before “The Fish Farm Project”, their main source of income was subsistence agriculture.

PPLF has shifted the local economy from subsistence agriculture to aquaculture, in particular fish farming. The organization seeks to educate local women to run this business independently and profitably.

Impact

Over 600 women have been trained, and 345 have established their own fish farms. In many cases their household income has increased by 60%. Of these 345 women, 231 have scaled up their endeavours by establishing additional aquaculture businesses. A fish farm ‘micro credit scheme’ developed in each of the communities has generated income, providing loans to women for establishing other aquaculture businesses.

What’s next

The next step will be to scale up the project, with a 10,000 capacity catfish farm, for 200 women in nearby southern and south-eastern communities. This farm will also serve as an aquaculture learning centre.

Summary

PPLF has shifted the local economy from subsistence agriculture to aquaculture, in particular fish farming. The organization seeks to educate local women to run this business independently and profitably.