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Youth in sustainable aquaculture

The problem

The surging demand for fish in Kenya presents a promising opportunity for economic growth through the aquaculture and mariculture sectors. However, despite their potential, these sectors remain largely untapped by young men and women seeking employment and work opportunities.

What are we doing?

Recognising this untapped potential, the Mastercard Foundation is joining forces with Farm Africa and partners to build thriving, dynamic aquaculture and mariculture sectors. Launched in December 2023, the Youth in sustainable aquaculture programme will run until November 2028.

Over the span of five years, the project aims to generate 150,000 sustainable, dignified jobs for young women and men, persons with disabilities and internally displaced persons.

This programme is being implemented across six counties in Kenya, namely Busia, Homa Bay, Kakamega, Kilifi, Kisumu and Siaya

Who are we working with?

Farm Africa is working with six consortium partners: Aquarech, Echo Network Africa, Hydro Victoria, Lattice Aqua, Livingwood Consultants and Ramogi Institute of Advanced Technology (RIAT).

In partnership with Mastercard Foundation

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