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Feasibility study of commercial rainbow trout production in Lesotho

Feasibility study of commercial rainbow trout production in Lesotho

Robertson, Derek and Marter, Alan (1983) Feasibility study of commercial rainbow trout production in Lesotho. Technical Report. Tropical Development and Research Institute, London, UK.

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Abstract

The objective of the study is to identify the technical, financial and economic feasibility of trout production in Lesotho. The approach adopted in this report is as follows: Chapter 1 provides a brief outline of the physical conditions in Lesotho with particular reference to factors relevant to trout production, Chapter 2 identifies the parameters which must be met in order to sustain trout production on an intensive/farm basis.. These criteria are then used to evaluate potential farm sites within Lesotho, Chapter 3 examines the current and potential markets for trout in Lesotho and South Africa, identifying the most feasible market areas which could be served, relevant price data and the likely share of markets which can be achieved, Chapter 4 draws together the findings of previous chapters in financial and economic analysis of hypothetical examples of trout farms. Hypothetical examples are used since no viable site for a farm was found to meet technical criteria, and Chapter 5 concludes the study with a brief reference to the Highland Water Project where in future, if proved feasible, trout production facilities in various forms could be attached.

Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Additional Information: [1] Acknowledgements: The authors wish to express their gratitude to the large number of Government officials and individuals i n the private sector who provided information and assistance during the reported visit. The staff of the Ministry of Agriculture were very helpful in the development of the team' s programme and without their support it would not be possible to have completed this study. In particular the team wish to thank Mr Peter Devonald for his efforts to ensure the success of the mission.
Uncontrolled Keywords: rainbow trout, production, Lesotho, economic, Highland Water Project
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
S Agriculture > SH Aquaculture. Fisheries. Angling
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute > Food & Markets Department
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Last Modified: 07 Sep 2015 14:30
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/11897

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