Fish farming for food security and improved livelihoods

Course date:
24/07/2023 to 28/07/2023
5 Days
Course fee:
USD 1,000, KES 90,000


Fish farming is among the important alternatives that can raise nutrition, food security in Africa. Fish contribute up to 17 % of animal protein, and 7 % of all proteins, and supports more than 3 billion people in developing countries. Fish provides high-quality essential amino acids, docosahexaenoic and eicosapentaenoic omega-3 fatty acids, minerals, especially iron, zinc, and vitamins, often in highly bioavailable forms. Fish farming therefore can contribute in achieving the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG 2) on eliminating all forms of hunger, as well as food and nutritional insecurity. To add on, due to high demand and price of fish in the market and the shrinking job market, rapid population growth, decreasing sources of employment, commercial fish farming can be a great source of employment for unemployed people.  This 5- days course aims to equip participants with skills and knowledge on fish production including feeding, harvesting, and the basics of running a successful fish farming business.


5 Days

Who should attend?

·        Agricultural extension officers

·        Representatives of NGOs

·        Private organizations

·        Individuals who are interested in fish farming

Course objectives

At the end of the training, participants will be able to:

·         Learn how to plan for aquaculture as a business

·        Gain skills on construction of fish ponds

·        Gain knowledge on selection of fish species

Course outline

Module 1: Overview of aquaculture development worldwide, in Africa and in sub-Saharan Africa

·        Global, regional and national fisheries and aquaculture production and development trends

·        Integrated aquaculture (Farming systems);

·        Constraints facing aquaculture

·        Taking aquaculture as a business

Module 2: Basic elements of conducting aquaculture as a business

ü Business plan

ü Contents of a business plan

ü Elements of a business plan

ü Record-keeping as a foundation of business planning and management

·        Assessment of the economic profitability and financial feasibility of small- and medium-scale aquaculture farms

Module 3: Investment tool for assessing economic profitability and financial feasibility of aquaculture farms

·        Selecting proper fish species

·        Selecting Land Area

·        Pond Design & Construction

·        Selecting Fish Species

·        Feeding the Fish (Feeds and nutrition)

Module 4

·        fish reproduction and hatchery management;

·        pond production systems;

·        seed and feed production

·        Care & Management of fish

·        Collecting fish

·        Marketing of fish

·        Socio-economics of fisheries

Module 5: Field visits





This training can also be customized for your institution upon request. You can also have it delivered your preferred location.

For further inquiries, please contact us through Mobile: +254 732 776 700/+254759285295 or Email:  


·        Participants should be reasonably proficient in English.  During the trainings, participants should come with their own laptops.


·        The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.


·        Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact us through

·        Mobile: +254732776700 / +254759285295

or Email: 


Course Date:
24/07/2023 to 28/07/2023
5 Days
Course fee:
USD 1,000 , KES 90,000
Call us on +254 732 776 700/ +254 759 285 295
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