Survey report on the potential of establishing tilapia farm in Ivory Coast
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- Master’s theses (BioVit) 
This report was made during a 7 month survey on the potential of establishing tilapia farm in Ivory Coast. The aim of the report is to be a source of information on the technical and social aspects of establishing a tilapia farm in Ivory Coast. This is the basis on which NORAF will used to apply for funding and support from interested investors to establish the tilapia farm. Series of information and recommendations were complied mostly on the field and interaction with the locals. Information such as prices of land was obtain from the locals. Physical parameters such as temperature, water quality, available market and the availability of raw material for tilapia feed production indicates that conditions are well suited for establishing tilapia farm in Ivory Coast. However, there are some critical issues that needs to be address before the project commencement of the project. Issues relating to rules and regulations regarding setting tilapia farm or any other activities near water bodies in Ivory Coast needs to be clarify. Information regarding the importation of new breed of species into the country needs to be obtain before importing the first fingerlings into the country. Permit needs to be obtained and other paper works need to be done before full commencement of the project. Nonetheless, given the opportunities as well success of other tilapia projects, if all paper works are done and permit obtain, the tilapia project of NORAF would be a huge success. This report can be used as a general guide and the discoveries and suggestions provided are intended to assist in identifying action plans as well as for the partners collaborating in support of establishing the tilapia farm in Ivory Coast.