Kenya Puts Its Faith in Fish Farming

In Kenya, where there's poor soil, there may soon be a fish farm.

"The ponds form part of a Kenyan government initiative to push aquaculture - a successful concept in Asia - so it can provide an alternative to small farmers who are scrabbling to eke out a living from the poor soil. But through a cruel irony, the current drought that has devastated the Horn of Africa, with more than 12 million people requiring emergency food aid, threatens to scupper efforts to promote aquaculture, at least in the region around Kisumu, Kenya's third largest city."

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Tags: Africa | Agriculture | Farming | Fishing