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Jambo Fish : aquaculture learning and fingerling production (Kenya)


Titre : Jambo Fish : aquaculture learning and fingerling production (Kenya)

Pays : Kenya

Dates : Start date : 1 July 2013 End date : 6 March 2018

Identification projet : NL-KVK-27378529-PSI13KE01

Programme : Private Sector Investment programme (PSI)

Applicant Fleuren & Nooijen B.V. is specialised in the hatching and breeding of African catfish. Local partner Jambo Fish Ltd. is a small aquaculture firm that started up in 2010. It is partially owned by the applicant. After researching the growth conditions of catfish in Kenya for a few years, the partners planned to start a commercial pilot project. The partners intend to build a new hatchery for catfish fingerlings. Jambo Fish has difficulties selling its limited production of table sized catfish. However, the company cannot meet demand of catfish fingerlings. Based on this experience they plan to increase the size of the market for fingerlings by training extension workers and farmers on modern aquaculture. These fingerlings will be raised in ponds by farmers. The partners hold the opinion that selling fingerlings to small scale farmers is a better way to penetrate the Kenyan market than by growing fingerlings to table sized fish themselves. By doing it this way, they will reach the largely informal markets that the partners cannot reach themselves. The government of Kenya is stimulating the development of aquaculture financially as well as through the construction of thousands of fish ponds.

Partenaire (s) : Netherlands Enterprise Agency, Jambo Fish Ltd., Fleuren & Nooijen B.V.

Budget Total : €316,534

Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO)

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