The aim of the project is to improve the quality of life and socio-economic conditions of the population of the Kisiju Ward area (district of the Kisiju-Pwani village). The project aims to enhance the exploitation of the area’s fishing potential. The total project budget will amount to approximately 2 million Euros, of which 1 million from non-rotary partners and consists of 4 main phases.
Creation of a water distribution network with 10 km of pipes, managed by a local committee.
The channelling of already existing salt works to create basins for fi sh farming (especially for the so-called ‘milkfi sh’), dams and banks to exploit the fl ow of ocean tides, in line with the Tanzanian Environmental Protection Authorities, in order to preserve mangroves in coastal areas and along inland return tidal channels. Milkfi sh are herbivorous and can be farmed using seaweed based feed (Lablab) and are characterised by rapid growth even in high density conditions as well as being resistant to many bacteria and viruses. Ideal weight for sale: 1 kg.
Production of feed for fish farming (Lablab) and the installation of an ice production system for the conservation of the fish, and the establishment of a Transformation Unit to support fish farming (production of feed and egg incubation).
Creation of infrastructures for bee keeping and honey production.
Education and training of young Tanzanians at school facilities in neighbouring Mkuranga and in Italy, thanks to student mobility (ad hoc scholarships are being developed) and the formal appointment of University teachers as project partners (UNIMI and POLIMI).
Courses will mainly focus on fi sh farming and the management of the catch production and sales chain, the training of local operators to manage fish farming basins and the preparation of students from local high schools.
The promotion of local enterprises which can make an economic profi t from resources made available by the project and from the catch distribution and sales chain.
Improvement of nutritional standards with the use of local food supplements containing Moringa Oleifera.