Why join us in the cage aquaculture initiative?
Getting started: Let’s walk you in the first steps (Our basic basket of services)
What else can RuralNet Logistics help you with?
WHERE WILL THE PROJECT BE IMPLEMENTED?
The initiative will be launched on Chinweshiba Lake in Samfya where RuralNet Logistics partners, Abashila Investments Limited, have established a fish hatchery plant. It is anticipated that this service will spread first in Samfya and then to the rest of Luapula and crossing into Northern Province.
WHO WILL PROVIDE THE FINGERLINGS?
A cluster anchor business, a hatchery run by Abashila Investment Limited, was established in mid-2018 to supply fingerling in Samfya and beyond. The target figerling production is 1 million fingerlings per month in the first year and this will increase to 2 million per month in the second year.
WHERE ELSE WILL THE INITIATIVE BE IMPLEMENTED?
RuralNet Logistics has teamed up with partners who are undertaking Environmental Impact assessments in Itezhi-tehzi to start a fish cluster. We are also exploring an invitation to work with small cage producer on lake Luswishi - this is a growing idea which is fast catching fire. You want to be a part of it? Talk to us!
We are developing a fih value chain - We will be calling investors to get into ventures that promote fish production. 1. Feed 2. Fish processing 3. Cold chains 4. Access to markets The aim is to have each cluster produce to a scale that will attract investors to invest in ventures that will create jobs and boost the local economy.
Potential investors include civil servants and entrepreneurs in Samfya; investors in Lusaka, Copperbelt and other line-of-rail towns; and, Zambians living in diaspora.
The Project will thus encourage those coming forward as a group. Ideally, potential cluster members would have known each other before and have had some relationship that would make it easier for them to coexist in a cluster.
An Aquaculture Cluster Interest Groups (A-CIG) consists of about 5 investors each owning at least one cage. Each investor is an individual investor who enters a collaborative relationship with the other investors to share resources and collaboratively access needed resources. They will share a workforce of a farm manager, at least two aquaculture technicians and three general workers (including guards).
Dalitso is the logistics organizer for this project.
Nankula is the communications organizer for this project.