The project, implemented by Florida Atlantic University (FAU), will partner with VEGA Member Aquaculture without Frontiers (AwF) and build upon AwF’s past Farmer-to-Farmer efforts in Kenya in order to increase capacity-building for the aquaculture sector. Eleven volunteers will conduct technical trainings on best management practices, integrated framing systems, aquaponics, and other methods that aim to improve fish farming technology. Activities will target small- and medium-scale farmers, but will also benefit host partners that include cooperatives, universities, NGOs, and local government offices. FAU and AwF also seek to increase engagement with disadvantaged groups, including women, landless workers, and the impoverished. By aiding the expansion of aquaculture in Kenya, this project will help alleviate poverty, enhance food security, and improve nutrition and health, contributing to the sustainable economic growth and development of rural communities.
- Country: Kenya
- Award Value: $146,916
- VEGA Lead Member: Under VEGA's Farmer-to-Farmer (F2F) Special Program Support Project (SPSP), this F2F Small Grant was awarded to Florida Atlantic University (FAU).
- Other VEGA Members: Aquaculture without Frontiers (AwF)
- Objective: To increase capacity-building for the aquaculture sector in Kenya
- Timeline: August 2017-August 2018
- Volunteers: 11
- Theme: Aquaculture