Commercial Catfish Farming and Innovative Processing for High Impact Markets – IAMN

Commercial Catfish Farming and Innovative
Processing for High Impact Markets

Commercial Catfish Farming and Innovative Processing for High Impact Markets

Workshop Summary

This comprehensive 3-day workshop is designed to provide participants with in-depth knowledge and practical skills in commercial catfish farming and innovative processing techniques to penetrate high-impact markets. Catfish farming presents significant economic opportunities due to its high demand and profitability. However, challenges such as inefficient farming practices, inadequate processing methods, and poor market access hinder optimal growth. This workshop aims to address these issues by equipping participants with advanced aquaculture techniques, effective processing methods, and strategic market access strategies to ensure sustainable success in the catfish industry.

Curriculum and Schedules

Morning Session:

  • Welcome and Introduction:
    • Overview of the workshop objectives and agenda.
    • Introduction to facilitators and participants.
  • Overview of the Catfish Industry in Nigeria:
    • Current state of the catfish industry.
    • Economic importance and market opportunities.
  • Pond Construction and Management:
    • Designing and constructing efficient catfish ponds.
    • Water quality management and aeration techniques.

Afternoon Session:

  • Catfish Breeding and Fingerling Production:
    • Selecting broodstock and breeding techniques.
    • Fingerling production and nursery management.
  • Feeding and Nutrition:
    • Formulating balanced diets for optimal growth.
    • Feeding schedules and strategies to minimize feed costs.
  • Q&A and Networking:
    • Open forum for questions and interaction with experts.
    • Networking opportunities with fellow participants.

Field Visit:

  • Visit to a local catfish farm to observe farming practices and interact with farmers.
  • Morning Session:
    • Harvesting and Post-Harvest Handling:
      • Best practices for harvesting catfish.
      • Techniques for minimizing post-harvest losses.
    • Introduction to Processing Technologies:
      • Overview of traditional and modern processing methods.
      • Introduction to processing equipment and machinery.
  • Afternoon Session:
    • Quality Control in Catfish Processing:
      • Ensuring product quality and safety.
      • Standards and certifications in catfish processing.
    • Value Addition and Product Diversification:
      • Creating value-added products (e.g., smoked catfish, fillets).
      • Exploring new market opportunities and product lines.
    • Q&A and Networking:
      • Open forum for questions and interaction with experts.
      • Networking opportunities with fellow participants.
  • Factory Visit:
    • Visit to a catfish processing plant to see the technologies and quality control measures in action.
  • Morning Session:
    • Financial Planning and Investment Analysis:
      • Developing a financial plan for a catfish farming business.
      • Analyzing investment opportunities and risks.
    • Risk Management in Catfish Agribusiness:
      • Identifying and mitigating risks in the catfish value chain.
      • Strategies for managing financial, operational, and market risks.
  • Afternoon Session:
    • Marketing Strategies and Market Access:
      • Effective marketing techniques for catfish products.
      • Accessing local and international markets.
    • Business Plan Development and Feasibility Studies:
      • Crafting a comprehensive business plan.
      • Conducting feasibility studies to assess business viability.
    • Q&A and Networking:
      • Open forum for questions and interaction with experts.
      • Networking opportunities with fellow participants.

N195,000

Venue: ABUJA, IBADAN, ONLINE

  • Feasibility Studies: Comprehensive feasibility studies tailored to individual business needs.
  • Risk Management Toolkits: Access to advanced risk management tools to safeguard your investment.
  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with industry experts and fellow participants for ongoing support and collaboration.
  • Continuous Support: Post-training mentorship and access to exclusive resources and updates in the broiler industry.
  • Expert Instruction: Learn from seasoned professionals with extensive experience in the broiler industry.
  • Hands-On Training: Practical sessions that provide real-world insights and applications.
  • Comprehensive Curriculum: A well-rounded program covering production, processing, and investment risk management.
  • Transformative Outcomes: Gain the knowledge and skills to elevate your agribusiness to new heights.
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For registration and more information, please contact:

Training Executive

Institute of Agribusiness Management Nigeria

Tel/Whatsapp: 08131215475

E: mail: www.masterclass@agribusinessnigeria.org

Website: www.agribusinessnigeria.org/masterclass

This workshop promises to be an intense and engaging experience, packed with valuable information and practical tools to ensure your success in the rice industry. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to transform your agribusiness!