Since time immemorial, the call for agricultural diversification has been a mantra shouted from the rooftops. Enter Alex Byamana. He is the owner of a diversified farm located in Rugende, along the Kigali- Kabuga road.
With enormous courage and determination, Byamana started farming in August 2011, digging fish ponds and setting everything up. The fish farm kicked off with only ten kilogrammes of baby tilapia.
The Rugende-based diversified farm mainly deals with tilapia. The farm, which is uncommon in Rwanda, has four ponds with an unknown number of tilapia. The fish feed mostly on detrins and fertilizers, such as nitrogenous and phosphorous compounds.