Last week Thursday, we had two professionals from the Agence Nationale de l’Aquaculture come out to visit the Project and give us some initial feedback and suggestions for utilizing our retention basin.
As it is now, our retention pond has water in it up until April. When we get our water supply connected on the grid, we hope to add a few cubic meters of water daily to replace our losses from evaporation and then the pond would remain full for the entire dry season.
Dr. Sene is recommending and will supply us with 5000 tilapia fingerlings that we will put into the pond in the coming weeks. Not only will the fish become a food source in a remote area, but the added bio-activity as the result of the fish in the water and then that water being made available to trees and plants has a lot of inherent value.
It will be very interesting to see how this component could add and diversify the resources we have.