After a month of intensive, hands-on practical learning, 16 students from across southern Africa completed the first Aquaculture Vocational Mentorship Course, held at the Lake Harvest company in Zimbabwe.
A lab technician conducts water quality tests at the WorldFish research center in Egypt. Photo by Kate Bevitt, 2016.
By 2025, African governments hope that 40 percent of the total fish consumed in Africa will be met by aquaculture. Ongoing research and training provided by the WorldFish-run Africa Aquaculture Research and Training Center in Egypt will be critical to achieving this goal.
Egyptian chefs cook up farmed tilapia at the La Cuisine event in Cairo. Photo by Mohamed Hassan, 2016.
With the successful expansion of tilapia aquaculture in Egypt, improved farming and fish handling practices, and the high price of alternative protein sources, chefs in Cairo are starting to take more notice of locally-farmed tilapia.