Zambia Agribusiness Society - ZAS
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Things to Consider When Starting Up a Piggery Project – ZAS
Topics Reviewed in this Resourse:
- Breeding stock
Pig Business Planning and Financial Management: Uganda Smallholder Pig Value Chain Capacity Development Training Manual – CGIAR
Pork production and consumption have risen rapidly in Uganda over the past decade, driven by population growth, urbanization, increasing incomes, and changing tastes. In 2011, Uganda had the highest per capita consumption of pork in East Africa (3.4 kg/person per year).
The number of pigs has increased more than tenfold from less than 200,000 three decades ago to roughly 3.2 million. More than 1 million households in Uganda raise those pigs. The majority of the pigs are kept by women in rural areas, with limited access to technology, services and markets.1
Piggery Farming – Sikkim
Piggery farming has been recognized as one of the profitable venture among the rural masses. This venture has proved to be one of the most important livelihood option. Generally the pigs are reared for pork, considering the increasing trend of pork consumers in Sikkim, Piggery farming will certainly take a industrial form of livelihood in Sikkim in future.
Small Scale Fish Farming Business Plan – Mr. Keith Soboya
The main focus of the business is to raise different species of fish that is found of the Zambian market such asTilapia and Catfish. The industry has had a good market price over the year's cause of its high demand, so we plan to run as a medium scale for a year and later expand to different production size.
Production of Fish – ZAS
Fish Pond design and construction:
A typical earthen fish pond should be 300m2 . The main physical factors to consider are the land area, water supply and the soil water retention capacity
Manual on Catfish Hatchery and Production – FAO
Fingerling production and availability of quality fish feeds have been bottlenecks for development of fish farming inNigeria for the past 40 years. Over the past several years, private sector fingerling production has increased from more than 30 million per year in 2001 to more than 30 million per annum at present with several large producers delivering more than 300,000 fingerlings monthly. Domestic production of high quality fish feeds has also begun through the dynamic private sector. Relief on these two fronts and high demand for catfish has unchained the fish farming industry, which is now growing at a steady rate.
Training Manual on Catfish Hatchery and Fingerlings Production – IITA
This manual is to enable trainees to:
- Explain the importance of fingerlings production
- Describe the materials required for hatchery
- Describe brook-stock
- Use hormone for inducing brooder-stock
- Carry out artificial propagation
- Manage brood-stock
- Feed and Protect fingerlings in the hatchery
Tilapia Farming – A Manual for Commercial Tilapia Production – P. Gabbadon
There is a need for a compilation of general information on various aspects of tilapia culture in Trinidad and Tobago. Although tilapia production in Trinadad and Tobago is not significant, there has been renewed interest in the area which offers great potential. It is hoped that this manual will complement the previous ones on Pod Construction and Cascadura Farming, and as assist in enhancing overall fish production. The basic needs for fish farmers, students, entrepreneurs, and other groups are hopefully filled.
Fish Farming as a Business – What you need to know about the Characteristics of a Pond as a New Farmer!
Ponds can be earthen ponds or concrete ponds, but most production takes place in earthen ponds.
Ponds vary in sizes and range from about a quarter acre to several acres.
Fish production may take place in a farm pond or in ponds specifically designed and constructed for aquaculture. Though most farm ponds have fish growing in them, they may not be suitable for commercial aquaculture because, quite often, they have uncertain water quality and uneven water depths and do not have a drainage system. However, many farm ponds have been used to produce fish in cages and in recreational or fee‐fishing operations.
Ponds specifically designed and constructed for fish culture require some amount of clay soils to retain water. Ponds that are less than 2 acres are recommended because they are less difficult to manage than larger ones.