KEMFSED National Project Coordinator Patrick Kiara joins the community in a mangrove tree-planting event at Sita Landing Site in Kilifi
KEMFSED National Project Coordinator Patrick Kiara joins the community in a mangrove tree-planting event at Sita Landing Site in Kilifi
A mangrove tree nursery established by a comunity group with support from KEMFSED
A mangrove nursery established with KEMFSED support
Scientists from Kenya Marine Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI) provide technical assistance to KEMFSED grantee Coast Marine in Likoni, Mombasa
Sita Self-Help Group members explain their work to visitors led by Kenya Fisheries Director General Daniel Mungai and the project's head of Coast region Mwaka Barabara
With a KEMFSED grant, Pweza women's group in Kilifi has bought a boat for deep-sea fishing
Kenya Fisheries Service Director General Daniel Mungai and Lamu CEC for fisheries Faiz Fankupi join members of Pweza women's group in Kilifi to view their new boat acquired with a KEMFSED grant
A KEMFSED team meets members of Makinnon Fish Farmers Group to discuss their mariculture project
Members of Pweza women's group in Kilifi with their new fishing boat procured with a KEMFSED grant

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Welcome to Kenya Marine Fisheries and Socio-Economic Development Project (KEMFSED)

Kenya Marine Fisheries Socio-economic Development (KEMFSED) is a project facilitated by the Government of Kenya jointly with the World Bank. The project targets five (5) counties which are along riparian (Indian Ocean) namely; Kwale, Mombasa, Kilifi, Tana River and Lamu.

Project Development Objective

To improve management of priority fisheries and mariculture and increase access to complementary livelihood activities in coastal communities.
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Kenya Marine Fisheries and Socio-Economic Development Project (KEMFSED)

The Kenya Marine Fisheries and Socio-Economic Development (KEMFSED) project is implemented by Government of Kenya, through the State Department for Blue Economy and Fisheries with support from the World Bank. The project duration is 2020-2025 with funding worth KSH10 billion.
KEMFSED supports the country in its efforts to leverage emerging opportunities in the Blue Economy.

KEMFSED

Project Components

Enhancing Livelihoods

Success Stories

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Group hopes to give back to the community through goat-rearing

Salma cuddles and lovingly strokes a days-old kid, as she watches scores of goats rush out of their large pen. This kid, one of several new-borns, heralds a bright future for Salma and other members of Markaz Albayan, a self-help group at Ras Kitao on Manda. The group is defying the odds to keep a healthy herd of goats.
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Women’s group earning more from octopus sales

Thanks to freezers and coolers brought with a KEMFSED grant, a women’s group in Lamu can preserve and transport their catch to markets, turning the tables on middlemen and earning more for their efforts. Shanga Ishakani Women Fishers Group is one of over 60 groups that have benefitted from the community grants. Amina Ahmed has been fishing Octopus most of her life off the shores of Shanga Ishangani on Pate Island, part of the Lamu archipelago.
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Kadzo Sulubu - KEMFSED Scholarship Beneficiary

Scholarship has given me and my family hope

My name is Jane Kadzo Sulubu. I am a student at the Equip Africa Institute pursuing a certificate course in social work and community development. I am the firstborn in a family of six. Two sisters are in high school, one is not learning, and the other two are in primary school.
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Groups with grants

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Beneficiaries Targeted

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Billion shillings in Round 1 and 2 community grants

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Wards covered in 5 Counties

Project Activity Highlights

KEMFSED

Uvuvi House – This will House State Department for Fisheries, Aquaculture and Blue Economy SDFA&BE, KeFS, Kenya Fish Marketing Authority, Kenya Fish Levy Trust fund, etc.

Refurbishment of county offices -Identifying needs and gaps inhibiting growth of investment in marine fisheries and aquaculture in the counties.
Landing Sites – Infrastructure development enhancing investment in marine fisheries and aquaculture in the Project counties.

Strategic Partners

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KEMFSED has formed strategic partnerships with four commercial enterprises implementing aquaculture or contract farming schemes to provide technical assistance to smallholder producers improve their access to markers

Strategic Partners

KEMFSED has formed strategic partnerships with four commercial enterprises implementing aquaculture or contract farming schemes to provide technical assistance to smallholder producers and improve their access to markets

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