Strategic Environmental Assessment for the Kenya Market-Led Aquaculture Programme (KMAP)
We were contracted by Farm Africa to conduct a high-level Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) for the Kenya Market-Led Aquaculture Programme (KMAP). The KMAP was developed in response to a decline in wild fish stocks in Lake Victoria and an increase in demand for fish in Kenya. KMAP aimed to support farmers and traders with technical and business support training as well as link them to markets and service providers to ensure sustainable growth of their business and develop a vibrant aquaculture industry.
The purpose of the study was to ensure that the proposed KMAP activities would comply with national environmental regulations as well as international best practices, and guarantee the long-term sustainability of its operations with minimal impacts on downstream communities and/or other water users.
The study included:
- A review of the national environmental regulations as well as international best practices
- A technical assessment of environmental risks associated with aquaculture production of tilapia and catfish
- The development of Standard Operating Procedures to assist the implementation phases of the project, to ensure that operations are performed in an environmentally sustainable manner
- An SEA report was compiled which included an environmental management plan with mitigations for risks and impact