While we were working on the demonstration pond, PIND actually strengthened our internal structure. Our internal structure was very very weak, but now it is good. They even helped us get an office. On our farm now, we have a three-bedroom office space that we are using.
We were aware of our internal weaknesses before the training, but we did not know how to put these in order. PIND came and did a joint assessment, they scored us and we scored ourselves. We quickly put things in place after that, before when some government people come, we will just be standing under the sun to talk, but now we have an office space that we can take them in. Our
records used to be scattered in different hands, but now we are more organized.
Ever since we got ourselves in order, there is an influx of people. People are coming because word has gone out and people can see that a lot of good things are happening there, especially with all these trainings that we are having. The word is spreading without our knowledge, people are coming … they are rushing to come and join the association.
“While we were working on the demonstration pond, PIND actually strengthened our internal structure. Our internal structure was very very weak, but now it is good”.
Ugboroke Fish Farming Association.