Gishanda Fish Farm.
On Tuesday, 18th October 2022, Akagera Management Company officially opened Gishanda Fish Farm. Built in collaboration with FoodTechAfrica
, the Gishanda Fish Farm is an innovative opportunity for skills development that will accelerate Rwanda’s aquaculture sector, while creating jobs, addressing nutritional needs and helping to replenish fish stocks in lakes in the region. A key output of the farm will be quality tilapia fingerlings which will be sold commercially to support the farm’s operations and distributed to lakes and fish farmers in Eastern Rwanda to bolster regional aquaculture, creating sustainable protein sources.
Supported by the Rwandan and the Netherlands governments, the new Fish Farm will have multiple spin out benefits, and already has had many localised impacts during its build and initial operations. As well as local jobs, the fish farm has supported a school with clean running water, two villages have received electricity, and local farmers are receiving rich effluent fertilizer at low cost.
The opening ceremony was attended by representatives from African Parks, Rwanda Development Board, Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources and the Embassy of the Netherlands in Rwanda. There were also delegates from Rwanda and the Netherlands, whose support has been instrumental.