Empowering local communities with permaculture fish farming
Masole Ammele firstly selects local fish species that are being threatened due to overfishing and pollution. The enterprise then trains village members on organic fish farming according to permaculture principles, using affordable local input resources and conserving aquatic ecosystems.
In self-managed groups, villagers take care of the ponds and sell the fish to local markets, transferring five percent of all sales back to the enterprise.
The enterprise is raising awareness on the importance of preserving local fish species and the potential of using permaculture farming techniques. Masole Ammele will contribute to cleaner water resources and plan to plant 10,000 trees in target communities by 2020.
Masole Ammele Private (Limited) promotes permaculture fish farming in Malawi.
Millennium Grains & Save Consultancy Services seeks markets in Zimbabwe, contributes to transportation logistics and organizes workshops and conferences.
Mamo Enterprise offers linkage services for the fish for local markets. It also supports the organisation of farmer cooperatives.
University of Malawi and Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources are research institutions that provide updated information on aquaculture.
The 2015 SEED Awards in Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia are supported by the Government of Flanders, which is active in Southern Africa.