Aquaculture without Frontiers Small Grant through Farmer-to-Farmer Special Program Support Project
"There are some real exciting aquaculture projects throughout the world that will help people live healthier and abundant lives. If we have the knowledge to share, we can help feed many and be an integral part of developing wealthier, smarter and healthier generations in the future."
Profession: Aquaculture Coordinator, KY Dept. of Agriculture BAP auditor, NSF Incorporated
Career Summary: Angela works with farmers and other members of the agriculture industry to increase awareness of good aquaculture practices and promote the value of aquaculture species. She also works with the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point's (HACCP) plans and processors to ensure safe products.
Area(s) of Expertise: Aquaculture extension for extensive culture and semi-intensive production systems, food safety issues and concerns in aquaculture, rural aquaculture/agriculture integration for increased production.
Education: MS in Aquaculture from KY State University; BS in Aquaculture and Resource Development from the University of Rhode Island
Language(s) Spoken: English, Kikongo
Name of project: Aquaculture without Frontiers Small Grant through Farmer-to-Farmer Special Program Support Project
SPSP Grantee: University of Arizona and Aquaculture without Frontiers
Duration of Assignment: 3 weeks
Volunteer Assignment and Impact: While in Kenya, Angela evaluated an established aquaculture field station and reported on the efficacy of staff and current training protocols. In addition, she developed and conducted aquaculture workshops for over 75 farmers and staff throughout the region. In the workshops, she introduced more appropriate aquaculture technology and application methods to improve the aquaculture production and efficiency of Tilapia and Clarias. She also developed and taught feeding and fertilization protocol for pond culture.