How much do the people of Kenya like fish? Research Africa was asked by Larive International to investigate this burning question in the Nairobi and Kisumu areas. The population and incomes in Kenya are rising, while the nation is quickly urbanizing and food habits are changing. These changes demand more protein rich food. Fish farming seems to offer a solution.
In Kenya, socio-economics are changing rapidly. The population is about to rise from 41 to 55 million by 2020 and the nations GDP (USD) is about to grow in this same period from 35 to 59 billion. Local suppliers are unable to meet the growing food demand and, consequently, prices are rising. The need for animal protein is intensifying, as well as the nutritional deficiency levels among a significant part of the Kenyan population. What could offer a solution?