ERAs Produce Their Own Fish Feed

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ERAs Produce Their Own Fish Feed

Thanks to the agreement between PASO Colombia and the Llanos University, participants of the ERAs in Mutatá, Dabeiba (Antioquia) and San José (Guaviare) learn to prepare fish feed for their productive projects.

 “We received training about fish feeding and management. We learned how to handle and process plants to make the fish feed ourselves and use it to feed our animals. We’re going to feed our fish with a healthy diet, without chemicals, and people will draw attention to this because they’ll know this is processed locally in the region”, said Lilia Tabera, participant of the ERA in Mutatá.

Amado Monsalve, participant of the ERA in Dabeiba, explained that “We were very confused because the sale price didn’t cover the expenses, since it’s too expensive to transport the fish feed and the final product. Now, thanks to this training, we realized that we can take advantage of a lot of local resources that we have”.

The fish feed is produced with locally grown feedstock in each territory. Whereby, this initiative contributes to food self-sufficiency within the communities and the sustainability of their projects.

Finally, Amado Monsalve emphasizes that “We have to come back to the crate, the machete and the sack, because in our own farms we have all that we need”.