Partnership period: September 2016 – July 2018
ACHIEVEMENTS: A total of 1,369 smallholder fish farmers gained access to high-quality inputs, including fingerlings. Chi Farms purchased commodities from 6,611 soybean and maize farmers.
PURPOSE: Increase Nigeria’s domestic fish production to meet growing demand.
APPROACH: Chi Farms expanded its capacity during the program partnership to produce high-quality inputs for smallholder fish farmers. Smallholder farmers gained access to high-quality juvenile catfish from Chi Farms’ multiple hatcheries, as well as aquaculture management training and financial tools to provide the knowledge necessary to build successful aquaculture businesses. Chi Farms also expanded its feed production to include high quality aqua feed, which benefits fish farmers as well as soybean and maize farmers by supplying raw material for the feed.