Zambia Aquaculture Entrepreneurs’ Incubation Programme

GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF ZAMBIA
MINISTRY OF FISHERIES AND LIVESTOCK

DEPARTMENT OF FISHERIES

THE ZAMBIA AQUACULTURE ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT PROJECT

ARE YOU A ZAMBIAN CITIZEN WITH A PASSION FOR AQUACULTURE AND WILLING TO UNDER GO A SIX (6) MONTHS MENTORSHIP?

THIS IS YOUR OPPORTUNITY!!

ZAMBIA AQUACULTURE ENTREPRENEURS’ INCUBATION PROGRAMME

The Government of the Republic of Zambia has received financing from the African Development Bank (AfDB) towards the implementation of Zambia Aquaculture Enterprise Development Project (ZAEDP) under the Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock (MFL). The project is for five years running from 2017 to 2022. The Project intends to apply part of the funds towards the implementation of the Zambia Aquaculture Entrepreneurs’ Incubation Programme (ZAEIP) where more than one thousand (1 ,000) practicing and non-practicing Zambian fish farmers will be trained for six (6) months before being linked to the aquaculture fund for possible financing of their fish farming or any enterprise along the aquaculture value chain. For the year 2019, a total of 300 Zambians will be trained. The incubation programme will involve attachment of the trainees at commercial fish farms for a period of four months after a one-month in house training at the National Aquaculture Research and Development Centre (NARDC), Mwekera in Kitwe, Zambia. The trainees will thereafter be expected to develop business proposals to facilitate financing of their individual aquaculture enterprises.

Qualifications of participants

  1. Minimum age of 21 and maximum age of 45 years old
  2. Minimum education of grade seven but should be able to read and write in English and any other local language in Zambia
  3. Applicants living in clusters in aquaculture parks (Chipepo in Gwembe, Kasempa, Mungwi, Rufunsa and Samfya) will be a priority
  4. Women and the youths are encouraged to apply

Selection Process

  • The willing farmer or trainee gets a letter from the fish farm indicating the willingness to host the farmer at their premises for not less than four (4) months
  • The willing trainee will then apply to the District Fisheries and Livestock Coordinator (DFLC) in their District. The application package includes an application letter, certified NRC, certified academic, proof of owning or access to land where they want to establish fish farming enterprise or where they are practicing fish farming and the letter from the fish farm.
  • Those in possession of land should show proof of owning a place for fish farming in the form of a title deed or a letter from the Chief or Headman in case of customary land.
  • Selected applicants will undergo interviews that will be conducted by the
  • Department of Fisheries in the district where they are. The applicants will undergo oral and written tests to ascertain that they are able to read and write in English.
  • Both practicing and non — practicing fish farmers are eligible to apply.

Participating fish farms

Private fish farms

  1. Palabana Fisheries
  2. Chongwe Districts
  3. Chirundu and
  4. Msekese Farms — Chilanga District
  5. Kambashi Bream Fisheries Limited
  6. Chilubi District
  7. Kafue Fisheries — Kafue District
  8. Cams Sky Farms — Mufulira District
  9. Mupepetwe Farms — Serenje District
  10. Miyengwe Farms — Masaiti District
  11. Macademia Farms — Kitwe District
  12. Mpende Fisheries — Nsumbu in Nsama District
  13. Kariba Harvest — Siavonga District
  14. Great Lakes Product (GLP) — Mpulungu
  15. Yalelo — Siavonga District
  16. Zambezi Ultima — Livingstone District
  17. Clipper Liners — Livingstone District
  18. Mukasa Agrosolutions – Kabwe

Public fish farms

  1. National Aquaculture Research and Development Centre, Kitwe District
  2. Chipata Aquaculture Research Station, Chipala District
  3. Fiyongoli Aquaculture Research Station, Mansa District
  4. Misamfu Aquaculture Research Station, Kasama District
  5. Solwezi Aquaculture Research Station, Solwezi District
  6. Chalata Fish Farm, Mkushi District
  7. Kaoma Fish Farm, Kaoma District
  8. Isoka Fish Farm – Isoka

The deadline for receiving the applications for year 2019 is 30th November 2018.

Applicants are also encouraged to apply directly to:

Postal Address
The Project Coordinator
Zambia Aquaculture Enterprise Development Project
Fisheries Department Headquarters
P.O. Box 350100
Chilanga

Physical Address

The Project Coordinator
Zambia Aquaculture Enterprise Development Project
Flat No. 3, Plot 13A Reedbuck Road Kabulonga
Lusaka

For more details you may contact your District Fisheries Officer in your district.

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