Lake View Fisheries, which is situated on Mfangano Island in Lake Victoria, is ramping up its production and distribution of tilapia to diverse regions across Kenya, despite the unique challenges posed by its remote location.
Ahmed Al Sharaki is one of the pioneers of aquaculture in Egypt, who has worked in the public and private sectors in mono-sex tilapia culture for four decades. He currently runs the two Almadinah hatcheries.
After overcoming some early setbacks, Nawa Consollata Muyangana’s decision to diversify into farming tilapia has seen her make waves in Zambia’s aquaculture scene and she now has ambitions to ramp up production to 20,000 tonnes a year.
As the co-founder of a South African startup, spending three months in Olaisen Blue’s in-residence programme in Norway helped me appreciate how collaboration, community and a shared vision can catalyse the growth of the aquaculture sector.
Straight after her graduation with a degree in land economy in 2019, Precious Nutifafa decided to build a catfish farm in Saviefe Agorkpo, in the Volta Region of Ghana, and she now has plans to build production to 200 tonnes a year.
Plans to replicate a successful pilot programme in Uganda, which involves the creation of aquaculture hubs that provide a cluster of local farmers with a market and also key inputs, are gaining momentum, following the formation of a new partnership.
Femi Ilesanmi Eniola is the founder and CEO of Osky Catfish, a vertically integrated company that produces 30 million catfish fry, has 80 grow out cages and does its own training, processing and exporting.
The Zimbabwe government has embarked on an ambitious aquaculture programme that it says will address food insecurity, unemployment and income generation – but critics have labelled it a “vanity project.”
Rural Aquaculture Development (RAD) has developed an innovative model both to grow and sell its own tilapia, and to support the local aquaculture sector, in a bid to improve smallholder livelihoods in western Uganda.
The Fish Site columnist Proscovia Alando is planning to launch the first ever comprehensive independent analysis of the Kenyan aquaculture sector – in a bid to determine the number of farmers, their total production capacity, the key challenges they n…
Oluwasikemi Olabisi is the director of The FarmLady Aquatics Limited, a consulting company that helps prospective and existing catfish farmers through training, mentoring and production of healthy catfish juveniles.
Enos Were, the managing director of Jewlet Fish Farms, is a pioneer who has transformed East Africa’s aquaculture industry by training countless fish farmers, researchers and government officials, as well as developing his own successful independent farm.
Senegal needs to step up its domestic oyster aquaculture sector to better meet domestic demand, according to Amy Gaye, FISH4ACP’s national professional officer in Senegal, who has been working on a new project for FISH4ACP.
Côte d’Ivoire needs to step up its domestic tilapia production in line with domestic demand, according to a recent interview with Fougnigué Traoré, FISH4ACP national professional officer in Côte d’Ivoire, following the publication of a new report.