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  1. Titles of training offered:
    1. Critical insights in tilapia farming.
    2. Choosing Ponds for fish culture.
    3. Farming fish profitably in cage systems.
    4. Essential skills in tilapia hatchery operations.
    5. Fish farm management & entrepreneurship.
  2. Training objective: To equip participants with skills to farm fish profitably.
  3. Special features: The science, the business and the practice of fish farming. Advisory services. Training manual on tilapia culture prepared by University of Cape Coast and Ainoo-Ansah Farms. Access to aqua-shop selling essential fish farming inputs.
  4. Profile: Ainoo-Ansah Farms has professional collaboration arrangements with Aquatic Sciences Departments of University of Cape Coast - Ghana, University of Energy and Natural Resources - Ghana, University of Development Studies - Ghana, Stellenbosch University - South Africa, and Hungarian Fish Research Institute.
  5. Next training dates:
    Training TitleDates
    1 Critical insights in tilapia farming.30th January, 2018.
    2 Choosing Ponds for fish culture.6th February, 2018
    3 Farming fish profitably in cage systems.13th February, 2018
    4 Essential skills in tilapia hatchery operations.20th February, 2018
    5 Fish farm management & entrepreneurship.27th February, 2018

    Note: Customised training can be arranged.

  6. Duration: One day for each training type
  7. Training period: Starts at 9.00am and ends at 4.00 pm.
  8. Venue: Ainoo-Ansah Farms, Okyereko – Near Winneba, Ghana. (CE-343=3727)
  9. Certification: Certificate of participation after training
  10. Target beneficiaries: Fish farmers (new entrants, those with unprofitable operations, those desiring improvement in operations and profits), fish farming advisors (government and private extension personnel), credit institutions, development institutions, fish farming enthusiasts, students etc.
  11. Nature of training: Consists of lectures and practical, designed to reflect focus of session.
  12. Training content:
    1. Lecture topics:
      1. Overview of fish farming as a business
      2. Pond culture
      3. Cage culture
      4. Hatchery operations
      5. Quality management in fish farming
      6. Fish health management
      7. Marketing
      8. Business planning
      9. Fish farm management & entrepreneurship

        Note: Lecture topics and practical sessions depend on training title.

    2. Practical sessions:

      Demonstrations and hands – on practice include:

      • Insights for preparing your business plans
      • Pond and cage construction
      • Recirculation aquaculture system (RAS)
      • Tilapia egg harvesting and incubation
      • Feeding methods for tilapia fry and grow – out
      • Water quality measurements
      • Treatment of some fish diseases
  13. Cost of training:
    Cost of training per person is three hundred Ghana cedis (Ghs300.00) per training type. Cost of training covers tuition, facility usage, training materials, certificates, a manual on tilapia culture, lunch and snacks.
  14. Payment details:
    1. Ainoo- Ansah Farms,
      Agricultural Development Bank,
      Account no: 1111010039266901,
      Branch: Kokordzor
    2. Mobile Money transfer: Merchant number – 0557922248 (Ainoo Ansah Farms)
    3. Payment may also be made on arrival.