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1 Aquaculture for Poverty Relief in Sub-Saharan Africa Peter Corey

2 Exploratory visit: Democratic Republic of Congo Region of travel

3 Democratic Republic of Congo HOPE International Development Agency – Ponds, capped springs, fruit trees – Estimated 4 million lives lost All foreigners forced to leave the country→aid projects abandoned

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5 Tilapia ponds, Democratic Rep. of Congo

6 Pond inputs: Leaves of taro Leaves of papaya

7 Composting foliage for tilapia forage and pond fertilizer

8 Pond water may be used for irrigation; sediments for fertilizer

9 Harvest / fingerlings

10 Wild-caught tilapia

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13 Clinic supplies for population of 7000 Capped spring Fruit tree seedlings

14 Fact-finding venture: Mozambique Region of travel

15 Mozambique Wesleyan Church Mozambique – Garden project/pond site, training, extension National Institute for the Development of Aquaculture – Fingerling production site, fingerling sale/dist., training, extension Wild stock enhancement – Indigenous species

16 Tilapia breeding tank

17 Tilapia fingerling tank

18 Nat’l Inst for the Dev’t of Aquaculture, Mozambique

19 Tilapia breeding/fingerling tanks

20 Experimental tilapia ponds

21 Tilapia grow-out ponds

22 Government-owned tilapia breeding/fingerling ponds

23 Rebuilding water delivery system

24 Artisanal fishery

25 Wild catch

26 Church-owned garden project

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28 Conclusion The need is immense. It is clear that aquaculture, particularly alongside other development efforts, can have profound impacts in the effort to rebuild communities and livelihoods.


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