By Ben Oroko.
Five groups from five sub-counties in Kisii County are earmarked to benefit from the Kisii County Government’s fish feed processing machines as part of the efforts to reduce the cost of fish production and ensure farmers earn better returns from their fish farming investment.
Kisii County Director of Fisheries Edwin Muga, has disclosed that already, the groups drawn from Bobasi, Bonchari, Bomachoge,Borabu, Kitutu Chache North and South Mugirango sub-counties have been identified awaiting training on the implementation of the project.
Speaking to the Sacco Review in his office, Muga clarified that the machines acquired by the Kisii County Government are yet to be distributed to the groups since they (groups), have not been trained on feed processing formulation and entrepreneurship skills.
“The Kisii County Government has already acquired fish feed processing machines to be distributed to the five groups which have been identified from the five sub-counties across the County as part of the County Government’s efforts to scale down the cost of fish production and ensure farmers earn high returns from their fish farming ventures,” stated Muga
Muga clarified that the County Government’s initiative was driven by the fish feed challenge facing commercial fish farmers in the region, scaring many potential fish farmers from venturing into fish farming as an agri-business venture.
He, however, encouraged local community members to embrace fish diets, which he said, were not only nutritious, but also affordable, since a fish costs Sh300 on average in the local market.