Aquaculture Value Chain Projects at Egerton University
Fish culture systems:
Egerton University, together with other partners from universities and research institutions in Kenya, are implementing KCSAP Climate-Smart Fish Culture Systems (CSFCS) for Increased Aquaculture Productivity and Livelihood Security through Fingerponds project. This is one of the culture systems under adaptive collaborative research project on aquaculture value chain focusing on triple wins: productivity, resilience and greenhouse gas emission reduction. Fingerpond culture systems are a sustainable form of integrated wetland management for community livelihoods and food security, which enhance, extend and diversify food production from wetlands, particularly in the dry season through the use of water from natural floods and rainfall-runoff.
For more information, contact Prof. J. Kipkemboi, Department of Biological Sciences, Egerton University.
Improved fish strains and health management practices:
Egerton University is partnering with other collaborating institutions from Universities, and research institutions in Kenya are implementing a KCSAP project within the aquaculture value chain(AVC) on promoting superior fish breeds of Nile tilapia(NMT, F7_2017_1) and African catfish(F3_2017_1) and the best health management practices for climate-smart aquaculture aimed at increasing aquacultural productivity, building resilience and reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the Counties of Busia, Siaya and Kakamega.