Worcester Trout Project Demonstrates Growth PotentialCasidra
Worcester Trout is a smallholder black farmer project in Worcester, which has been in operation for more than five years. It is currently being implemented by Casidra and is expected to be completed by the end of September 2014. Frederick Pienaar, the project beneficiary, has created one permanent job. The project was funded by the Western Cape Department of Agriculture through its Comprehensive Agricultural Support Programme.
Casidra, as an implementing agency, managed to procure all the necessary deliverables for the farm, which included live juvenile trout (fingerlings) and trout feed. Casidra also provided assistance to upgrade and repair the existing trout cage systems.
According to Casidra’s Project Manager, Martha Nchabeleng, the farmer was helped to attain full ownership of the trout cage systems, which was previously rented from the owner.
The farmer was further assisted with operational costs, which include the vehicle’s fuel and wages for the worker who assists with the smooth running of the project. Nchabeleng concluded that “this project has grown from strength to strength and has a lot of growth potential”.