Kisumu Food Hub, as the name says, is located in Kisumu, Kenya. The product to be worked on will be fish and after using the peri-urban integrated aquaculture technique and packaging processing the final product will be launched.
Technological research will be carried out for integrated aquaculture systems with the aim of combining the most advanced aquaculture technologies with simple, low investment methods to achieve a breakthrough in rural and peri-urban fish farming. The partners will develop advanced RAS – indoor methods that allow farmers to reuse water within the culture cycle – for rural and peri-urban fish farming, implement water quality sensors, and develop new polyculture pond-cage technology and fish products. Management schemes (e.g., feeding, hygienic conditions, stocking fingerlings, and effluent reuse) and product quality will be optimized. Methyl-testosterone (MT) in feed to create monosex (all male) tilapia population will be applied, considering it is a widely used practice without human health risks. Ovaprim (a licensed and widely used synthetic hormone for the controlled propagation of fish in hatcheries) will also be used.