Active Development by Youth for the Future (DAJ- AVENIR) To promote fish production in Eastern of the Democratic of the Congo.

Active Development by Youth for the Future (DAJ- AVENIR) To promote fish production in Eastern of the Democratic of the Congo.

Description

The national group Active Development by Youth for the Future (DAJ- AVENIR) is established in Eastern of Democratic Republic of the Congo in South-Kivu province. In general, this project aims to promote the creation of ponds, to strengthen and improve revenue, the efficiency and sustainability of aquaculture production in the South Kivu region by working jointly with extension services, Research centers and farmers in various territories of the province in order to facilitate a fish production in long term.


Basic Information

Entry Point

As an aggregator  we have make a constant of  insufficient fry production and food poisons, we need food production machines and a hatchery for artificial propagation. The target number of beneficiaries in Bughore is 200 families and in Bukavu 200 families, the time that our fish can grow and multiply to expand the range of potential beneficiaries too.


Commodities

  • Fish

Country

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Location(s) of Innovation Platform in Democratic Republic of the Congo

Participating States, Villages and Institutions

More or less 30 km of the city of Bukavu in the North. It is limited: To the north by the group of Irhambi and Katana; To the south by the grouping of Miti and Bushumba; To the east by the grouping of Luhihi and Bushumba and to the West by the Kahuzi-Biega National Park (PNKB). The climate is characterized by two seasons: The rainy season (from September to June) and the dry one (from June to August); It is influenced by the relief and is marked by the altitude and the proximity of Lake Kivu to the East. The group of Bugorhe is watered by several rivers, some of which take their sources in the mountain chain of Kahuzi-Biega and into Lake Kivu 

-    Technology providers & CG Center compact country focal persons: names of contact person and other members

-    International Institute of Tropical Agricultural (IITA / KALAMBO), Official University of Bukavu (Faculty Sciences and applied Sciences)


Date of Establishment

December 17th, 2017

Status of Innovation Platform

Active

Phase of Innovation Platform Progress

Phase 2

Innovations

Improving fish production, promote Claria and Tilapia production, Youth and Women engagement in fish farming, Alevin input.

Description of Innovations

The supply and reproduction of C. Gariepinus and T. nilotica fry are realized in ponds and hatcheries. In our system, we work on male monosex breeding in order to avoid uncontrolled and undesirable breeding and to obtain better yields, since males grow faster than females.  Two techniques are used to separate and improve male monosex populations. It is: Separation of the sexes and Hormonal reversal of sex.

-       Linkage to markets and other components of the value chain

In our region, fish is available but extremely rare and especially small quantity therefore insufficient. The fishing on the Ruzizi River and Lake Kivu does not solve this problem alone and especially that it availability more Limnotrissa miodon than Clarias and Tilapia Our aquaculture will solve this problem because the products will be available throughout the year in sufficient quantities and at a good price to meet the needs of local populations and restaurants with whom we will build relationships in order to have regular outlets for our productions. In order to overcome the lack of fish products during certain times of the year and to make our fish products profitable, we will put them on the market much more during the deficit periods.With ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software will facilitate the traking from the beginning to the production and will also be connected on mobile payment to facilitate a quick and convenient payment and we will put at the service of the population a website for advertising and marketing of our products and a Green Number to inform, direct, sell and even deliver home to our customers.


Partners

Farmers


KAVUMU; EDJK Youth


Private Sector

 Africa Science Diplomacy and Policy Network, abbreviated ASDPN

Policy Makers

National Institute of Environment and Agricultural Research

Researchers

 International Institute of Tropical Agriculture

Extension

National Institute of Environment and Agricultural Research

Micro Financing Institutions

FINCA

Others

Total Number of Stakeholders

91 - 100

Opportunities Addressed

The Democratic Republic of the Congo faces food insecurity. Since fishing resources are widely exploited, the supply of fish is becoming increasingly difficult. The overexploitation of fish stocks and the destruction of the ecosystem no longer make it possible to meet demand at low cost. In addition, in the region, there is an original protein deficiency of fish as the price of fish on the local market is high this causes a chronic food deficit and denials of education. This demand will essentially have to be met through local food production systems; this should prevent food demand, which will necessarily double in the next thirty years. The DR Congo, and particularly the region of South Kivu rich in streams and shoals (marshes), etc. can develop fish farming to improve the level of nutrition of the population. It can also provide work and at the same time curb rural exodus.

Faced with the problems mentioned above, the contribution of aquaculture is still low in the region of South Kivu, hence the remarkable import of fish from foreign countries such as Uganda, Rwanda and China. In the countryside, the place of fish in the daily purchases of housewives testifies to an important market on which the local fishermen's fish compares very favourably in price and nutritional quality with the other products offered; the imported fish is sold around 2 USD / kg or 3000 Congolese Franc, while with the promotion of fish farming at the local level, the price will drop considerably. This project aims to promote the creation of ponds, to strengthen and improve revenue, the efficiency and sustainability of aquaculture production in the South Kivu region by working jointly with extension services, Research centres and farmers in various territories of the province in order to facilitate a fish production in long term. In view of the above, we believe that, with our initiative, it is necessary to contribute somewhat to the needs of the comunity.


Achievements to Date

We work with a turnover of 5000 USD, which allowed us to obtain the following results:
• Performing agricultural activities, breeding and employment opportunities through our various activities: Agriculture already started in Bughore and Kavumba-Mumosho (tomatoes, onions, cabbage, watermelons), breeding (guinea pigs and soon pigs and cows) that are already improving.
• Acquisition of 3 lands or lands (Kavumu-Bugorhe and Kavumba) are currently under negotiation or acquisition in Ngweshe, Walungu).
• The work of SALONGO in different territories (Kabare so far) and charitable acts (school fees, school fees, food grown, seed products, ...);
. Training and information seminars: in agriculture in Kavumu and Kavumba, in fish farming in Kavumu and different themes are the development, ...

Challenges Remaining

 From a demographic point of view, there is a dominance of the female population actively engaged in agrarian activities and less in the field of aquaculture; Fish farming, which has been practiced in the environment for a few years, does not have a centre that provides training for aquaculture technicians in general, but especially for the production of semen (fry culture) for breeding; We not also the lack of technicality of producers of food poisons and insufficient development of land.

Sustainability Issues

 In the region, we harvest fish after 8 months of breeding, through this activity we will put on the market 16000 fish including 8000 Clarias and 8000 Tilapia; after sale we will have a profit of 24000 USD for Tilapia and 40000 USD (Total:64000 USD). This figure was based on constant price on the local market. The actors or partners who contribute to the realization of the project at all levels will benefit, especially the fry producers and the suppliers of food for fish feed , including the initiators of the project.

Innovation Platform Members

Mr Vianey Ngabu Mulema
  •   Vianey Mulema
  •   vianeymulema736@gmail.com
  •   +243974136783

Dr BALABALA KIVUTUKA NISSY
  •   Nissy Balabala
  •   balabalanissy@gmail.com
  •   +24397801920

Mr Hwaba Mambo Junior
  •   Hwaba Mambo
  •   hwabamambo@gmail.com
  •   +243998382246

Mr Mulamba Ngoy Emile
  •   MULAMBA Emile
  •   emilemulamba@gmail.com
  •   +243993153928