The project – which was visited this week by the governor of Bengo, Maria Antónia Nelumba – is located in the agricultural perimeter of Caxito, specializing in "catfish but also tilapia farming", says a note from the Provincial Government of Bengo, which VerAngola had access.
Quinta do Bagre "has an annual production of 400 tons", adds the note. However, the ambition is to increase this number to approximately 700 tons in the near future.
Mário Mendes, managing partner of the company, cited by Angop, explained that, for this objective, there are intentions to add the fish processing area to the value chain in order to have greater sustainability.
In monetary terms, whose investment already totals 300 thousand dollars, the managing partner indicated that they continue to use their own funds: "We continue to work with our own funds since we still cannot access any financing", he indicated, quoted by Angop.
He also admitted that there is some shortage of feed on the market, which is why vegetable protein is being transformed into animal protein.
It should be noted that among the constitution of the project, whose occupation is a perimeter of four hectares, there are a dozen excavation tanks measuring 5/10 meters in length each, as well as two water recirculation system ships to create the two species of fish, writes Angop. Furthermore, the project also has a complete cycle, going from fertilization to harvest.
In the field of marketing, according to Angop, the main destinations are the large supermarkets in the capital, as well as part of the informal market, covering certain buyers who go to the farm.