MONROVIA: A delegation of Aquaculture technicians and fish farmers have returned to Monrovia after two months of intensive practical training in Tilapia cage farming.
Their trip was sponsored under the World Bank Liberia Sustainable Management of Fisheries Project (LSMFP), a release said.
Days after their return to Monrovia, NaFAA’s Associate Director of Aquaculture and Inland Fisheries, Mr. Yarkpawolo Johnson, along with Mr. Ezekiel Kennedy, an Extension Trainer of APDRA FishLib Project and Madam Victoria Marvee Kafi, an Aquaculture Technician of Green Investment Gbarnga, Bong County on Wednesday, August 23, made live appearance on a local radio station to provide updates to the public on the impact of the capacity building training in Accra Ghana.
The trainees promised to utilize the knowledge gained to positively impact the Liberian Aquaculture sector.
They disclosed during the live talk show that they will later organize several trainings across Liberia to impact other aquaculture technicians/fish farmers with the technical skills acquired over the last two months.
Mr. Kennedy and Madam Kafi commended the Liberian government through NaFAA for affording them the opportunity to gain international exposure on aquaculture techniques.
They disclosed that their exposure to the Ghanaian aquaculture sector is “an eye opener” to the development of the Liberian aquaculture sector.
“We have learnt a lot and wish to help transform our country’s aquaculture sector,” they stated.
It can be recalled, on June 15, 2023, two of NaFAA’s Aquaculture Technicians and ten Fish farmers departed Liberia for Accra, Ghana to attend a two- month practical training in Tilapia cage farming.
Their trip was sponsored under the World Bank Liberia Sustainable Management of Fisheries Project (LSMFP).
The training was hands-on capacity building for fish farmers, extension workers, researchers in tilapia hatchery management and grow out techniques in aquaculture production systems (Cages and Pond Systems).
The aquaculture-tailored training was designed to meet the needs of private sector actors through the transfer of basics on farm management knowledge aimed at enhancing productivity.
The purpose of the training is to strengthen the capacity of the trainees in farm data collection and further enhance the technical capacity of the trainees to enable them become master trainers.