Betty Nyonje


• Overseeing the delivery of targets for the performance contract of the Aquaculture Research program., while encouraging pursuance of all relevant research areas of vital importance to aquaculture development in Kenya
• Providing guidance to and supervision of both the technical and scientific staff within the program
• Spearheading the fundraising activities within the program through writing of fundable research proposals
• Preparation of quarterly, bi-annual, annual and technical reports for the Aquaculture Research Program
• Preparing the budget and drawing the work plans and activities of the Government of Kenya performance contract projects and the National Aquaculture Program
• Authentication and accreditation seed/fingerling producers for the National Aquaculture program
• Developing curricula for training programs for different stakeholders in the Aquaculture sector
• Organizing trainings for fish farmers and hatchery managers both under the National Aquaculture program and demand driven requests.
• Training of community groups, fish farmers and other stakeholders and giving technical assistance on different aspects of aquaculture including; techniques of seaweed farming, Artemia pond production quality control and application of Artemia in aquaculture development.
• Building the capacity for good quality seed production in Kenya through Monitoring and Evaluation of fingerling production as well as providing training for seed producers.
• Aquaculture Research, Policy, Training and Development
• PhD, Agriculture (Aquaculture)
• MSc,
• BSc, Zoology
• Blue Growth Initiative in Kenya –Implementing an ecosystems approach to aquaculture in selected coastal areas of Kenya and in support of Food Security and Nutrition, Poverty Alleviation and Healthy Oceans. (2015 - )
• Preparation and Implementation of The World Bank Funded Kenya Coastal Development Project (KCDP) Aquaculture sub-component activities including, upscaling seaweed farming, upscaling community based fish and shell fish production, building community capacity in good quality seed and seed production. Building the capacity of Artisanal salt farmers to produce Artemia. (2007 - )
• Implementation of the Fish Farming Enterprise productivity Program (National Aquaculture Program) , initiated under the framework of the GOK funded Economic Stimulus program ( 2009 - )
• Commercializing aquaculture production through sustainable technologies and market linkages. A Kenya Agricultural Productivity and Agribusiness Project (KAPAP), funded by the World Bank (2012 - )
• Piloting commercial Artemia production in the solar salt belt of Kenya through a community initiative “Improvement of the living standard of rural communities in Kenya through Artemia production in coastal saltworks”. Funded by the Belgian Inter University Council (VLIR). (2010 – 2015)
• Lead scientist; commercialization of seaweed farming in the South Coast of Kenya. The initiative targeting poor fishing communities addressing the development of the seaweed industry along the value chain. KMFRI provides an oversight role including, provision of seed for the farmers, training, implementation of an Environmental Management Plan and provision of market linkages through Private Public Partnerships (2010 - )
• Ogello, E.O., Nyonje, B.M., Van Stappen, G. (2014). Genetic differentiation of Artemia franciscana (Kellog, 1906) in Kenyan coastal saltworks. IJAR Vol 2 Issue 4. 1154 – 1164.
• Ogello EO, Mlingi FT, Nyonje BM, Charo-Karisa H and JM Munguti J. (2013) Can integrated livestock-fish culture be a solution to East Africa’s food insecurity? A review . AJFAND Vol. 13 No. 4 pg. 8059 – 8076
• Nyonje BM, Gwada PO, Ochiewo J, Mwangi SN, Okuku EO, Anyango JO, Nzioka AM and Magangi NO. (2013) Introduction of the seaweed Kappapycus alvarezi in the South Coast of Kenya : Seaweed farming progress report. 41 pg.
• Safina Musa, Christopher Mulanda Aura, George Owiti, Betty Nyonje, Paul Orina and Harrison Charo-Karisa (2012). Fish farming enterprise productivity program (FFEPP) as an impetus to Oreochromis niloticus (L.) farming in Western Kenya: Lessons to learn. African Journal of Agricultural Research Vol. 7(8), pp. 1324-1330.
• Nyonje, B.M., Charo, H.K. Macharia, S., Mbugua, H.M. (2012). Aquaculture development in Kenya; Status, Potential and Challenges. Samaki News Vol. 7. No. 1. Pgs. 8 – 19.
• Nyonje, B.M. Charo, H.K, Opio, M. A. Wainaina M. W. (2012) Building capacity for good quality tilapia seed production in Kenya: Evaluating quality of seed produced by accreditated hatcheries for the Fish Farming Enterprise Productivity Program.
• Gwada, P.O., Mwangi, S.N., Nyonje B.M. and Ochiewo J.O. (2010) Implementing an Environmental Monitoring Plan for demonstration and commercial seaweed farms in the South Coast of Kenya: Monitoring and Mitigation of impacts of seaweed farming the south coast of Kenya.
• Seaweed Farming In Kenya: A Community Initiative For Poverty Alleviation And Employment Creation: Betty M. Nyonje, Elisha Mrabo, Norah Magangi, Alex Kimathi and Dan Odiwuor. Aquatic Resources of Kenya (Ark-II) Aquatic Research for Development, (16th -19th November, 2010) held at the Kenya Wildlife Training Institute, Naivasha Kenya
• Experimental studies on cyclical reproduction of tropical African freshwater catfish Paraeutropius buffei. Betty M. Nyonje and Frank Kirshbaum. Resources of Kenya (Ark-II) Aquatic Research for Development, (16th -19th November, 2010) held at the Kenya Wildlife Training Institute, Naivasha Kenya

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