KCSAP Consultative Workshop to development of Fish Seed Licensing Procedures and Germplasm Transfer Agreements

The Kenya Climate Smart Project is Kenya Government and World Bank funded project whose development objective is “to increase productivity and build resilience to climate change risks in the targeted smallholder farming and pastoral communities in Kenya, and in the event of an eligible crisis or emergency, to provide immediate and effective response.” It is implemented through 5 components. Component 2, led by KALRO has the objective of strengthening climate-smart agricultural research and seed systems. The Kenya Marine and Aquaculture Research Institution (KMFRI) is undertaking research on aquaculture and seed system. A consultative workshop was held at KALRO Naivasha to discuss and develop fish seed licensing procedures and germplasm transfer agreements. The Director, KMFRI Prof James Njiru; Component 2 Coordinator at the National Coordination Unit, Dr. Charles Lungaho; and Coordinator of KCSAP (Livestock & Aquaculture) at KALRO, Dr. Jane Wamuongo were among the workshop participants drawn from KMFRI, Universities, NPCU, State Department of Fisheries, KFS, KEBs, KALRO-GeRRI and fish farmers.