Fish farming, with barbel and other hardy African fish is growing – the concept of companion farming is growing – poultry farming and fish farming go hand in hand – it just takes a little thought about green chicken farming to realise that Africa needs it’s own solutions. Solar chicken houses, organic veggies – all supplying locally and feeding the damaged vegetables to the chickens. Barbels will eat just about anything, as will chickens – these two animal products are almost symbiotic. While organic farming is all very well – the regulations do not suit South Africa. Green chicken farming and fish farming in South Africa are both hindered by overseas organic regulations that are almost impossible to follow.
Both Chicken Farming and barbel fish farming can be farmed on a small scale – and both are fairly easy to farm. Both products are popular with indigenous peoples of South Africa. Both chicken, eggs, and fish are high in proteins and hold great supplemental foods. A drive by government could kick start this with some kind of government loan to small farmers. Using the suns power, most farming operations in rural areas would be able to run solar heaters and solar panels – solar lights are easy and the technology is here – if not yet commercial.