VicInAqua partners organised Study Visits of outstanding and novel RAS (Recirculating Aquaculture Systems) and wastewater treatment plants in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. They addressed more specifically aquaculture operators, researchers and further stakeholders in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda to boost community building and best-practice sharing in the fields.
Musoma, Tanzania (7 December 2018)
Partner STIPRO (Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Research Organisation, Tanzania) organised a Study Visit of a wastewater treatment plant of MUWASA (Musoma Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Authority). MUWASA was established with the objective of supplying water and implement the removal of wastewater in the Musoma Municipality in a sustainable manner.
The visit was conducted in the frame of a VicInAqua Round Table on technologies for wastewater treatment helping to improve environmental impact in Tanzania. More information about our Round Tables here.
Entebbe, Uganda (20 November 2018)
Partner NARO (National Agricultural Research Organization, Uganda) organised two Study Visits of a MBR site in a fish processing plant in Ntinda, Kampala, followed by a RAS - recirculating aquaculture system - site for live fish marketing in Naguru, Kampala.
The visits took place in the frame of several VicInAqua community events in Uganda: a technical training on MBR, two Round tables on Gender & Aquaculture and Water Management & Policy, as well as an Information Session titled "The environmental impact of improved sanitation, aquaculture and fisheries". Read more here.
Murang'a County, Kenya (16 August 2018)
Partner JKUAT (Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya) organised a Study Visit of Makindi Fish Farm. The farm is 52km from Nairobi, 7km from Thika Town on the old Murang'a road behind Thika Greens Golf Resort. The farm was established in 2015 as an agricultural division of Makindi Banks Limited. Currently the farm has a total of 91 ponds; 35 tilapia production ponds, 28 catfish concrete tanks, 17 nursery ponds, 6 broodstock ponds, 4 harvest ponds and one water reservoir. In addition to this, the farm has a modern processing room and a Reciruclation Aquaculture System (RAS) hatchery and a modern training resource center under construction. The farm specializes in the production of table size tilapia (350 - 800g) and catfish (1kg - 1.5kgs) as well as production of YY monosex tilapia fingerlings and a quality catfish fingerlings.
The visit was conducted in the frame of a VicInAqua Information Session with special focus on wastewater treatment with MBR (membrane bio-reactor) technology. More information about this Information Session here.
Mwanza, Tanzania (28 November 2017)
Partner STIPRO (Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Research Organisation, Tanzania) organised a Study Visit of the backyard RAS facility of Mr. David Msakulo in Mwanza. The facility consists of a 15 m³ tank for catfish and tilapia culture, a main pump, aerator, substrate filter and biofilter, where were culture in the tank, separated by a screen. The owner of the system explained how the system worked and also the problems they face like, power cuts, mixed sex fingerlings, and location of the pump.
The visit was conducted in the frame of the VicInAqua training on RAS and special aspects of fish hatchery. More information about this training here.