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Farm Africa's aquaculture publications

Farm Africa has drawn upon its experience in the Kenyan aquaculture industry to provide an evidence-based framework for a competitive and sustainable fish farming industry. Explore our aquaculture research and policy products:

Measuring our impact (baseline)

Measuring our impact (baseline)

This presentation summarises KMAP’s baseline study providing an overview of the data which will be used to measure the effectiveness of the programme’s interventions.

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Fish farming and the environment

Fish farming and the environment

More intensive fish farming can have serious environmental implications. This report provides a framework for the aquaculture industry to be transformed in an environmentally-sensitive way.

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Fish consumption in Kenya

Fish consumption in Kenya

This report provides an overview of the perceptions and preferences of people who buy and consume fish in Kenya.

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The market for farmed fish

The market for farmed fish

To help us promote farmed fish to more consumers in Kenya, we’ve examined the market for fish in more detail.

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Gender impact study

Gender impact study

Farm Africa is committed to applying gender-responsive approaches to all our programming. The findings of this report will ensure that women, men and young people are given equal opportunities in the aquaculture value chain in Kenya. 

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Aquaculture for jobs, incomes and food security

Aquaculture for jobs, incomes and food security

The cost of producing fish in Kenya exceeds the wholesale price of imported fish, making Kenyan fish farmers uncompetitive. This policy brief outlines Farm Africa’s recommendations for the support needed to make the Kenyan aquaculture sector thrive and create jobs, increase incomes and bolster national food security.

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Fish farming videos

From practical guides on how to set up your own fish farm to stories that investigate female fish farmers' experiences, this collection of videos provides viewers with a greater understanding of the Kenyan fish farming industry.

Fish farming tips

Fish farming tips

Fish farming in freshwater ponds in Kenya has the potential to boost employment and incomes in rural areas, as well as provide an affordable source of protein for consumers. This video gives useful tips on how to feed fish to avoid waste and maximise profits.

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Promoting aquaculture to women in Kenya

Promoting aquaculture to women in Kenya

The Kenyan fish farming industry has huge potential, but becoming a fish farmer is not a natural career choice for many women, especially young women. To mark International Women's Day on 8 March 2017, Farm Africa, with support from the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, staged a discussion event promoting female participation in commercially-oriented, sustainable ventures in the aquaculture value chain.

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Visit to a fish farm in western Kenya

Visit to a fish farm in western Kenya

Farm Africa is running a project which aims to equip farmers with the skills and equipment to establish successful fish farm businesses.

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Harvesting from fishponds

Harvesting from fishponds

This video, which was produced by Farm Africa with support from the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, outlines tips for fish farmers on how best to harvest from their fishponds.

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Earthen fishpond construction

Earthen fishpond construction

This video, which was produced by Farm Africa with support from the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, outlines tips for constructing earthen ponds for fish farming. It includes guidance on assessing water quality and soil type to check the site is suitable for aquaculture, and lists the tools required for the pond construction process.

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