One of the impacts of COVID-19 on our work was a re-assessment of our engagement strategy with our farmers in the communities. Originally we were doing all the egg-production at the farm and we transport the 5 day old larvae to the farmers for onward rearing. Now that an entire country can be put under lock-down, we decided to decentralize our support to the farmers in a way that would keep them going even in situations of limited mobility on our side.
We have already established 4 satellite BSFL breeding centers in farmer communities where farmers can access BSFL eggs/young larvae for onward farming. These centers are run by lead farmers trained at Bobo Eco Farm and we continues with know-how transfer through on-site visits / support supervision.
Office of the Prime Minister, UNHCR, WFP and other agencies of the Livelihoods, Environment and Energy sector in Kyaka II Refugee Settlement on a joint monitoring of our BSFL breeding center in Bukere.
Refugee farmers sorting their BSFL