Tilapia, Kenya’s most popular freshwater fish, is an important part of the country’s diet. Once abundant in the fresh water of Lake Victoria, years of over-fishing mean that stocks of this rich and nutritious food source are now running low.
This shortage threatens the delicate balance of Lake Victoria’s ecosystem. It also means that many people no longer have access to a local, affordable source of protein that is vital for their nutrition and health. It is for this reason that Farm Africa is helping farmers like Florence to make a success of aquaculture, or fish farming as it’s more commonly known. It really is a great solution: not only does it help families improve their diets, it also generates income, creates employment and protects the precious natural resource that is Lake Victoria from further damage..