Sustainable Aquaculture

Community aquaculture 

We are implementing phase three of our Community Aquaculture Project in the Wang’chieng, Kobala, Kiwa and Nyandhiwa locations of Homa Bay County with a plan of expanding on cage projects to accommodate the high number of beneficiaries within the region. Poverty levels and food insecurity remains a big challenge to the communities, the impact of HIV/AIDS has left behind a high number of orphaned children under the care of unemployed sick widows and old frail grandparents whose source of livelihood depends on sand harvesting that has led to massive farmland degradation opening up huge gullies that risk the environment and the entire community. In response to this situation, we continue to source funds to help/support the vulnerable household through sustainable aquaculture that would directly improve household incomes, improved nutrition, enhanced social capital, empowered women by giving them their own independent livelihood and an improved the local environment that would be sustainable. 

TMT office have also work closely on trainings, monitoring the progress on the initial fish pond farmers and linking them to cooperative society  that supports on the line of savings and loaning to facilitate the restocking of their ponds to make the project sustainable. 

Based on the innovation of the fish cage project, we have monitored the progress and can confidently affirm that the cage project is more effective and of higher returns as compared to the ponds. Due to the natural aqua system within the lake that boost the muscle growth and leaner meat with the support of artificial feeds to fasten their growth within a period of seven (7) months and they are mature for harvesting to meet market standard of averagely 700g each. We can also confirm that the cage farming initial implementation requires more capital investment, but it generates higher return that can sustain the project. The project targets seventy (70) vulnerable households more so for the young widow/women with the help of a male-headed household and we are requesting to expand based on the high number of extreme poverty and sexual exploitation to the beneficiaries and ensuring that the project meet a community level ownership for long-term sustainability.



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