Jan 09, 2014
Participants at the Farmers Field Day in Punjab.
The American Soybean Association’s World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (ASA/WISHH) program recently hosted a Farmers’ Field Day at the Himalaya Fish Farm in Punjab, Pakistan as part of the USDA-funded FEEDing Pakistan project.
The owner of the farm where the event was held participated in a two-week aquaculture training course at Kansas State University (KSU) in 2012 and has had tremendous success with his harvests since then. Using a “train the trainer” model, this farmer has taken the lessons he learned at trainings at KSU to other farmers in Pakistan.
More than 60 participants attended the event at his farm including: fish farmers, government representatives from the fisheries departments, members of academia and representatives from the media. The event included a seminar on the value of soy-based feed in aquaculture.