Food Or Feed? Optimising The Use of An Underutilised Nutrient Source In Lake Victoria, Kenya
About the project
UK-registered Partner: University of Stirling – Alexandra Pounds
Africa-registered Partner: Victory Farms Ltd – Steve Moran
Victory Farms (VF), a Kenyan tilapia farm, is considering using underutilised ‘ochonga’, small shrimps that are a by-product of Lake Victoria’s freshwater fishery, as an aquafeed ingredient. Yet, aquaculture generally has been criticised for diverting food resources from nutritionally-vulnerable communities. In this project, we aim to evaluate the use of this underutilised stock for aquafeed while investigating its value as direct human food.