The aquaculture annual production in Kenya had stagnated at around 1,000 tonnes, but through consistent on-farm research, capacity building of farmers and the economic stimulus efforts the production increased to 1,500 tonnes by 2015.

Implemetation Details

This production level is still below the increasing demand for white meat in Kenya. Among the key challenges to aquaculture are poor pond management, breeding and feeding practices.

Opportunities exist for increased fish production through improved production systems, increased investment in processing, value addition, efficient distribution systems and expanded market access to regional and international markets.

The AgriFI project activities in aquaculture include up-scaling of improved pond management practices, access to inputs (fingerlings, feed among others), value addition and market linkages. The goal is to improve production and agribusiness engagement in order to meet the growing demand.