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Aqua shops

Fish ponds belonging to Evelyn Nagemi in Samia district, Kenya. Fish ponds belonging to Evelyn Nagemi in Samia district, Kenya.

On the shores of the over-fished Lake Victoria, we are helping to build a fish farming industry.

Fish is an important source of protein, but depleted fish stocks have led to price rises, so the Kenyan government has responded by building fish ponds and promoting fish farming.

Farm Africa has established 56 one-stop franchised aqua shops that provide training, quality tools and feed, and a sales outlet for more than 7,500 local farmers who increasingly see fish farming as a viable and profitable business.


The shops:

  • provide farmers with fish feed and technical aquaculture advice so they can set up and manage their own ponds
  • provide farmers with training on marketing and selling their produce
  • use knowledge gained from the project to develop a franchising model, which, if it works, can be used throughout Kenya and across eastern Africa

Who are we supporting?

We are working with community entrepreneurs to sharpen their technical and business skills, and identify aquaculture business opportunities. Having already reached 7,500 fish farmers, a new grant from the Ford Foundation will allow us to reach a further 3,000 farmers, giving them the technical and financial support they need to set up sustainable and successful fish farms.

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