Fish and Banana Farming

This is part of a really interesting agricultural training center and working farm that we visited during training. In the foreground is a man-made pond used for raising fish – catfish and tilapia at this farm. There are banana trees in the background. This farm also raises coconuts, pineapples, manioc, sweet potatoes, rice, papayas, rabbits, snails, turkeys and chickens. They have an integrated model where nothing goes to waste – the chicken poo is used to raise maggots that are fed to the fish; aquatic plants filter waste water; methane gas is collected from other waste and used to partially power the farm. It is a teaching farm and has a program for people to come and intern while they learn the various sustainable farming methods.

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