Aquaculture Coordinator, KY Dept. of Agriculture
BAP auditor, NSF Incorporated
Location: Kentucky, U.S.
Career Summary: Angela works with farmers and industry to promote and educate on aquaculture practices, increase awareness of good aquaculture practices and promote the value of aquaculture species. She also works with Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) plans and processors to ensure safe products.
Area(s) of Expertise: Aquaculture extension for extensive culture and semi-intensive production systems, food safety issues and concerns in aquaculture, rural aquaculture/agriculture integration for increased production
Education: MS, Aquaculture, KY State University
BS, Aquaculture and Resource Development, University of Rhode Island
Language(s) Spoken: English, Kikongo
Name of project: AwF through Farmer-to-Farmer
Implementing Partner: Aquaculture without Frontiers
Duration of Assignment: 3 weeks
Volunteer Assignment and Impact: Angela evaluated established Aquaculture field station, reported on efficacy of staff and training protocols in place throughout the region. She developed and conducted aquaculture workshops for over 75 farmers and staff throughout the region with more appropriate aquaculture technology and application methods to improve aquaculture production and efficiency with Tilapia and Clarias. She also developed and taught feeding and fertilization protocol for pond culture.
Take-away messages/quotes: There are some real exciting aquaculture projects throughout the world that will help people live healthier and abundant lives. If we have the knowledge to share, we can help feed many and be an integral part of developing wealthier, smarter and healthier generations in the future.