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Fish farming can create jobs – PANOS

THE Panos Institute Southern Africa says fish farming has the potential to create employment in rural areas and increase the country’s foreign currency earnings through exports.

Panos is supporting communities in the Zambezi Valley districts of Sinazongwe and Kazungula to adopt fish farming as a way of mitigating the effects of dwindling fish outputs in the Zambezi River and Lake Kariba.

Executive director Lilian Kiefer said lack of access to water and inputs is hindering the sustainable adoption of fish farming at the community level in Zambia, especially along the Zambezi valley, where most livelihoods depend on fish.
In a statement availed to the Daily Mail yesterday, Ms Kiefer said some community members in….