Kenya, and the coast region at large, is food insecure, a situation made worse by high poverty rates. However, there is an opportunity for communities to produce their own food (fish) and also boost their incomes.
Fish provides both essential protein and income. Kibokoni village, in collaboration with Pwani University, COMRED, the Fisheries Department and Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute with funding from the Government of Kenya (National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation), fish farming was introduced in Kibokoni village, along the Kilifi Creek.
This was alongside the training of Kibokoni Self Help group members on fish farming. The seeding initiative laid a favourable foundation for future collaboration and development.