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Thursday, 05 March 2015

Caribbean Harvest will double its production of tilapia

The Local Enterprise and Value Chain Enhancement (LEVE) modernizationProject co-financed to the tune of $ 250,000 the Caribbean Harvest to enablethem to double their production of tilapia, from 1.2 to 2.4 tonnes. 300 cagesfor fry will be provided to 150 farmers who live on Lake Azueï to allow them tobreed fingerlings to market size. This co-financing will also be used toincrease the capacity of solar equipment to 60 kilowatts to the Farm HarvestCaribbean "The LEVE co-financing will enable more farmers to producetilapia, providing them and also to their families, improved livelihoods,"stressed Dr. Valentin Abe, CEO of Caribbean Harvest. Although Haiti has over1,000 km of coastline, the annual fish consumption per person is only 4.4 kgcompared to 19.2 kg per person in the world, and 70% of fish consumed in Haitiare imported and therefore relatively expensive on the local market.

 

Source: agrihunt.com

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