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The County Government of Kiambu has recognized the great fisheries resource in the County and the potential of aquaculture for economic empowerment and livelihood improvement.

In collaboration with the Aquaculture Stakeholder forum, the County has organized the first ever East Africa Aquaculture Symposium and exhibition in Kenya. The event will bring together diverse actors in the aquaculture value chain from the East African region with a view to create linkage between stakeholders, form a platform for promotion and expansion of the aquaculture sub-sector. The participants will be drawn from the East African region.

Main theme of the symposium is ‘Strengthening Aquaculture Value Chain in the East African Region

The conference will bring together 5 key note speakers on the symposium themes which will include:

  1. Fish breeding technology for improved productivity
  2. Safety and nutritional benefits of fish
  3. Climate smart aquaculture and service delivery for improved grow-out yields
  4. Value addition, processing and marketing for increased aquaculture income
  5. Identification and promotion of quality fish feeds technologies and innovations for adoption.

Key note speakers include:

Dr. William Leschen – Sustainable Aquaculture Research Networks for Sub-Saharan Africa (SARNISSA)  

Dr. Phoebe Owuor -Centre for promotion of imports of imports from developing Countries

Prof James Njiru CEO - Kenya Marine Fisheries Research

Officials invited include: Governor William Kabogo (Kiambu County) and Prof. Japheth Ntiba -Principal Secretary (State Department of Fisheries)   

Dates: 23 to 25th November 2016

Venue:  African Institute for Capacity Development (AICAD) in Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT).

The event will involve two days conferencing and one day excursion.

The Conference will have presentations from various aquaculture stakeholders and case study by aquaculture implementers, while the exhibition will be a great platform for stakeholders to showcase their roles and network.  Scientific papers related to Aquaculture will be presented as breakout sessions and poster presentations.

Excursion will involve visits to fish firms dealing with fingerling production, fish feed manufacturing and grow out farms. Practicing climate smart aquaculture through intensive re-circulatory systems under greenhouse.


Abstracts are invited from Aquaculture stakeholders, Universities and Research

All abstracts should be in line with the 1st Eastern Africa Aquaculture
Symposium & Exhibition
Abstracts should include an e-mail address of author and organization affiliations, must be in English and should not exceed 300 words. Full papers should not exceed 4,000 words.
Abstracts and papers should be in Times new Romans, font size 12 and single line spacing.

1. Abstract submission: 24th October , 2016
2. Notification of Abstract acceptance: 4th November, 2016
3. Submission of full papers: 10th November, 2016
4. All abstract & papers including those in poster format MUST be submitted online.
For more information on Abstracts, submission of full papers, registration, venue directions, travel and accommodation please contact the conference secretariat on +254 722729489 or +254722600880

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