Twenty-three recipients of the 2018/2019 Food Security Program assistance is currently undergoing a one week training at the Centre for Applied Technology Development (CATD) Training room in Nadave, Tailevu.

Speaking to the participants during the opening this morning, Director for CATD, Naipote Katonitabua said that there is so much potential for tilapia farming in Fiji.

“An article that was published by the Pacific Community has shown that there are 100 tonnes of farmed fish or tilapia produced annually and there is also an increasing demand especially in the Central Division which fetches prices of up to $12.00 per kilogram depending on it’s size,” said Katonitabua.

“We are grateful that the Ministry of Fisheries has strategically identified plans for the aquaculture sector and that is to ‘Strengthen Food Security and Income Generation’ through Freshwater Aquaculture Farm Development.”

“This one week training will equip you with the knowledge needed for this form of farming. Please learn all that you can from the experts so that you are able to implement them in your individual farms,” added Katonitabua.

The participants will be going through various modules during their training and will even have practical sessions.

The training ends this Saturday.

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