A Nongovernmental organization -World Vision has embarked on implementing an integrated fish management and horticultural project in Homa Bay County through planting of trees that provide quality fish feeds.
The project dubbed “Re-greening Africa” which is aimed at boosting fish production in local ponds is being implemented in three wards of Lambwe in Suba North constituency and Ruma Kaksingri and Kaksingri West, both in Suba South constituency.
According to the organization’s Project Manager Mr Tom Nyongesa, the organization has been sensitizing farmers to embrace liner fish ponds as well as plant fodder trees to supplements fish feeds.
“Fodder trees such as calliandra are good supplements for fish feeds when planted around ponds. This will reduce costs of production and in turn increase profits for the farmers,” said Nyongesa.
Speaking to KNA, Nyongesha reiterated that the main objective of the project was to increase household income and food security while reclaiming degraded land within Homa Bay County.
Nyongesa further stated that fish farmers in the region have been experiencing difficulties in acquiring quality feeds as they were too expensive.
“The project will benefit farmers a lot as it will boost fish production and thus improve their earnings,” he added.
By Omar Zabbibah