World Bank to support Kenya fish farming project

Kenyan farmers in the Mbogoini Division will be receiving help from the World Bank in their pursuit of better standards of living and higher levels of food security. Through the Kenya Agricultural Productivity Project, the farmers will be trained on fish farming to help them respond to crop failure resulting from poor rainfall. According to project coordinator Peter Kimani, the local farming communities had welcomed the idea, which would involve collecting water during the rainy season and transferring it to fish ponds. “We work closely with the Ministry of Agriculture to promote enterprises that will that will empower the community economically,” said Mr Kimani, adding that the World Bank-assisted project would also encourage the locals to adopt new skills, such as the creation, development, and maintenance of fish ponds, as well as the consumption of tilapia and catfish.

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