|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.|
|Publication type||Working paper aimed at scientific audience|
|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.