Kisii County governor James Ongwae has appealed to Kisii residents to venture into aquaculture farming.
Speaking on Wednesday when he joined Kisii Fish farmers and technical officers from the State Department of Fisheries who are in a 3 day Aquaculture Business Development Programme (ABDP) workshop at the Kisii Agricultural Training Centre (ATC), said residents should practice aquaculture due to small land size in present days.
"With the diminishing Land size in our County, agricultural activities are becoming limited and food production is continuously decreasing, hence the need to seek alternative food sources. I urge Kisii residents to consider venturing into aquaculture farming," he stated.
He noted that Kisii County is among the 15 counties selected to benefit from the Sh14.9 Billion IFAD sponsored ABDP programme aimed at promoting fish farming in the country.
"Kisii region has around 2100 active fish farmers in the county, triggering the need to carry out extension services to sensitize more farmers to venture in aquaculture. Aquaculture is one of the alternative activities we are exploring and the ABDP programme is such a blessing to us," he added.
Ongwae assured that his government is facilitating fish feed formulation and fish fingerling subsidy to support local farmers.