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Free Insects Reduce Feeding Cost for Fish Farmers

Some smallholder commercial fish farmers in the South-South region of Nigeria are reducing feeding costs by about 15 percent through provision of free insects for fish to consume all night long.

Ebinimi Ansa, an aquaculture researcher and African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) Fellow, who has been at the forefront of innovative aquaculture researches, says “Even when there is no electricity supply, hanging a lantern on poles near the fish pond can produce the same result.” She says this is more easily achieved in places where there is vegetation, especially in rural areas that are surrounded by thick vegetation.