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Virtual Tour of Aquaculture in Africa

From: Gordon J. Mengel, Aquaculture Educator, Kentucky State University
Date: 14 Dec 2001
Time: 10:20:19
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This may be of interest to teachers teaching topics of aquaculture or international agriculture or anyone interested in knowing more about Africa.

Between December 18 and January 31 I will be visiting 3 central African nations; Central African Republic, Republic of Congo, and Cameroon, to assist the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. My task will be to assess how aquaculture assistance (extension) has been and is being provided to the citizens of those 3 countries and determine what can be done to make improvements. For developing nations in tropical Africa, pond aquaculture of tilapia and local catfishes is a very appropriate technology that puts nutritious food on the table and generates needed income. As I travel, I will be e-mailing a weekly summary of my activity with digital images to the KSU aquaculture site ( ). If students or teachers would like to know more or have specific questions they may contact me directly by e-mail ( ). E-mails and my response will be forwarded for posting on the KSU aquaculture website.

Gordon J. Mengel Aquaculture Educator Kentucky State University 103 Athletic Road Frankfort, KY 40601 tel: (502) 597-8130 fax: (502) 597-8118 e-mail: KSU homepage:

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