Digital learning to develop fish farming in East Africa

Knowledge and skills are at the basis of a successful and profitable fish farming enterprise. However, access to knowledge, developed to suit the regional context, is still lacking in East Africa.

Unlock the access to knowledge in aquaculture

Unlock the access to knowledge in aquaculture

One of the key goals of FoodTechAfrica, a partnership of East African and Dutch stakeholders coordinated by Larive International, has always been to unlock the access to knowledge in aquaculture. Since the start of this partnership in 2013, over a thousand stakeholders have been practically trained in fish farming subjects. 

Wishing to share more broadly and provide access to knowledge to the entire sector, as part of FoodTechAfrica, Lattice Aqua and Larive International have developed an extensive digital curriculum for African fish farmers, in partnership with Skretting Africa and Blue Planet Academy. 

Sharing knowledge in aquaculture

Offering a digital curriculum

East Africa as a region is rapidly digitizing. With its young and dynamic demographic and mobile penetration of over 90%, especially Kenya is leading the adoption of digital technology in Africa. This offers significant opportunities to share knowledge and reach farmers, in aquaculture and other agricultural sectors.

The developed digital curriculum is based upon practical, in-the-field experiences, utilizing actual footage from fish farming in the region. All e-learning videos are available to watch for free in the Blue Planet Academy Wiki, with courses that provide a certification available upon request.

Blue Planet Academy Wiki

The digital curriculum currently consists of the following modules:

  1. Farming systems
  2. Farm management
  3. Feed management
  4. Genetics
  5. Health management

This digital curriculum is under constant development, ensuring the most relevant and up-to-date knowledge. Curious to see what kind of content we offer? Follow the link to the Blue Planet Academy or check out the pictures below!

More information

In 2019, The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Nairobi commissioned a study to investigate business opportunities for (Dutch) ICT initiatives and businesses working within the agriculture sector in Kenya. The study gives a thorough insight in developments in the ICT Sector, especially related to agriculture, interesting opportunities and advice on how new companies can enter the market. Read the full report here: Opportunities and challenges for ICT companies in Agriculture in Kenya

Interested to learn more? Please visit Aquaculture Academy or contact Ivo van der Lee:

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