G. Pascal Zachary on Africa’s Farming Boom

A journalist’s photos document signs of change in the sub-Sahara

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G. Pascal Zachary on Africa’s Farming Boom
Photo: G. Pascal Zachary

Photo: G. Pascal Zachary
Although fish farming has taken off in South America and Asia, it’s had a fitful beginning in Africa, says Zachary. “In theory, it ought to work, but in practice the fish die or don’t grow.” While differences in climate or failing to follow instructions may be contributing factors, he says, “most people believe it’s because fish feed and other inputs are expensive, so there’s the temptation to adulterate them.” Here, a trainer from the United States [left] shows a Uganda fish farmer some aquaculture techniques.

 

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