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Record number 496085
Title Business plan Tilapia Pond Farming in the Zambezi Valley, Mozambique
Author(s) Brouwer, Herman; Meer, Magnus van der
Source Centre for Development Innovation - 33 p.
Department(s) CDI advisory
Publication type Working paper aimed at scientific audience
Publication year 2015
Abstract This business plan has been prepared for local entrepreneurs who would like to expand their business portfolio or to start a value chain business in the aquaculture sector in the Zambezi Valley, Mozambique.

Freshwater aquaculture in Mozambique consists mainly of small-scale tilapia production in earthen ponds and has shown a considerable increase since 2005. However, it is felt that the production of small-scale fish farming is still far below its potential production level. Production of fish ponds is limited by scarcity of two essential inputs: (1) fish feeds to let the fish grow and (2) small fish to stock ponds. Also the lack of a well-organised sector and a lack of aquaculture heritage encumber fast development of the aquaculture sector. To investigate the feasibility of small-scale tilapia farming in Tete province, a business plan for the construction and exploitation of a family-sized fish pond of 500 m² was made.
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