Angola - The Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture Project (AFAP) – March 2023
Jaime João Cunda, a 31-year-old father of four, used to be involved in mining and the Paralympic athletics.
Today, he is the vice-president of the Binzole cooperative and a literacy teacher. He shared that the project had an impact on his life by providing classes and training in entrepreneurship, which led to the opening of his own store.
Jaime further explained that his cooperative is in a good phase, as fish sales had started two weeks ago and that he is ready to sell and grow his own.
The aim of the Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture Project (AFAP) is to improve food security and nutrition among artisanal inland fishing and fish-farming households. Through the Binzole Cooperative (Vila Maltide/Quissole Community), a rural community located in Malanje Province, about 417 Kms north/west of Luanda, nearly 50 families are supported by the project with 48 ponds excavated and stocked, and provided with pond maintenance material and security kits. AFAP has had a positive impact on income generating activities for both smallholder inland fisheries and aquaculture.
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