Stephen Achachi from Kenya graduated from the 2014-15 Agrostudies program after interning at Danzinger Fish farm. He was an Animal Sciences major who returned to his country and graduated from University.
He has created an aquaculture project which allows him both to farm fish and to teach others how to do so using techniques he learned whilst interning in Israel, such as the use of water holding facilities, concrete tanks, earth ponds and more.
In order to construct this ongoing fish project he surveyed the land where the pond was later constructed and designed the pond by labelling the topography. The ponds are now ready for stocking and he plans on adding brooders and putting fingerlings in.
His mission is “to be a proactive fish farmer all over the world” and he also asked to acknowledge the contribution made by the Agrostudies staff, helping him achieve his dreams. “I would like to acknowledge the Agrostudies staff and other Agrostudies members for granting me the opportunity and providing me with relevant information for educational purposes. I am glad because now I can create and come out with new ideas concerning technology and skills I gained whiles I was in Israel”.
Mr. Achachi is ambitious and wishes to use his knowledge and experience to expand and go as far as developing a national curriculum in aquaculture, saying it is the best method of fish farming and he wishes to advise on it so that farmers in different localities can benefit.