Wild fish stocks in western Kenya are dwindling. Lake Victoria is suffering from overfishing, and tilapia, the most popular freshwater fish in Kenya, is becoming scarce. Farm Africa is promoting fish production in freshwater ponds to help protect Lake Victoria’s strained resources and provide a growing population with a sustainable source of fish.
Farm Africa has been working in aquaculture since 2011, when we set up a network of aqua shops to help disseminate high quality equipment, feed and training for fish farmers.
We believe that aquaculture has the potential to increase employment, boost incomes and provide families with an affordable source of protein. But farmers and traders need support and investment if fish farming is to become a competitive industry.
We’re working directly with farmers, suppliers and traders to improve the production and marketing of fish. We’re doing this by:
The project builds upon Farm Africa's history of working with the Kenyan aquaculture sector. Farm Africa's aqua shops project ran from 2011-2015, setting up a network of shops which continue to provide an invaluable source of support for Kenya's new fish farmers.
The following video outlines some of the tips we give on how to feed fish so as to minimise waste and maximise profit:
This project is funded by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Nairobi. We’re leading a consortium of partners, including Netherlands Senior Experts (PUM),the BoP Innovation Center, Larive International B.V. the World Fish Center (WFC), and the Centre for Development Innovation (CDI).