Youth aquaculture enterprise demonstrates profitability in Zambia
The youth compact of the Technologies of African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) has the mandate to empower African youth economically. It does this by exposing youth to agribusiness value chains and various profitability mechanisms. The compact, also called ENABLE-TAAT, has recorded recurring success among the youth who make their livelihood from the aquaculture value chain in Zambia.
At the end of 2021, ENABLE-TAAT beneficiaries from the “Mkushi Youth Skills” Fish Cluster harvested over 1000 kg of fresh fish from their fishponds. With the start of a new year, the youth continued to operate and manage their fish farming enterprise; they re-stocked some fishponds and embarked on the second production cycle. Income generated from their previous harvest has been re-invested in the purchase of fish feed and 19,000 juvenile fingerlings from Chalata Fisheries, which the Ministry of Fisheries operates.