Camdeboo Satellite Aquaculture Project (CSAP) - Agri SAAgri SA

Camdeboo Satellite Aquaculture Project (CSAP)

Members of the Camdeboo community.

Graaff-Reinet, Western Cape.

How was it done?
The CSAP is a project using a farming method called aquaculture to establish a preserved freshwater fish industry in Graaff-Reinet. BKT is one of the initiatives identified by government to grow the aquaculture sector and provide jobs as part of the Operation Phakisa: Ocean Economy Project. Government is implementing the project to address the triple challenges of poverty, unemployment and inequality. BKT is empowering its employees as they are all required to achieve an NQF Level 1 qualification in fish farming or processing. The training focuses on the theory, as well as the practical lessons on fish farming and processing. Trainees also learn about health and safety, life skills, workplace skills, how to put together a business plan and a budget.

Social and economic implications
BKT is putting food on the table for 120 of its employees who reside in Camdeboo, a remote rural area in the Cape, which is home to approximately 50 000 people.