… Empowers Another 80 Women, Youths In Fish Cage Culture System
Lagos State Government on Tuesday began a three-day capacity building on Fish Cage Culture System for 120 women and youths in Afowo Community, Badagry.
The State Commissioner for Agriculture, Ms. Abisola Olusanya, who made this known, explained that the initiative would boost local fish production by an additional 162 tonnes of fish per annum, create over 100 direct jobs and 300 indirect jobs for cage construction workers, equipment suppliers, marketers and input suppliers.
Olusanya said the gesture would further empower additional 80 women and youths within the community in the fishing Cage Culture System after being trained with fish juvenile, bags of fish feed, medication and allowance for four months, in addition to the 40 youths who enjoyed the same privilege in 2019.
According to her, the capacity building programme would expose participants to the rudiments of fish cage construction, stocking and management to help them properly manage fishing systems at the inception of their trade.
She said, “The State Government in a bid to upscale fish production and create jobs for 80 women and youths is implementing the Cage Culture Project in Afowo Community, Owode-Apa Kingdom, Badagry. This is in addition to the 40 Women and youth that were previously empowered with Fish Cage Culture System at the Community in 2019”.
“The selected beneficiaries will be allotted Cage Culture System, fish juvenile, bags of fish feed, medication and allowance for four months. To ensure a successful implementation of the project, a three-day Capacity Building Programme to expose the beneficiaries to the rudiments of fish cage construction, stocking and management is being organised for the 120 women and youths participating in the project”, the Commissioner averred.
Olusanya disclosed that the capacity building programme would be theoretical as well as practical sessions that would span the period of fish cage construction after the tutorial session.
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