Ernest Yongo


• Inland Socio-economist at KMFRI at Kisumu Research Centre covering Lake Turkana, Lake Baringo, Lake Naivasha, Lake Victoria and other small water bodies
• Socio-economics of aquaculture
• A member of Lake Victoria Fisheries Organisation (LVFO) Socio-economic Regional Working Group (RWG) responsible for Socio-economic data emanating from Lake Victoria fisheries.
• Designing and implementing KMFRI funded activities in all the inland water systems
• Community mobilization of resource management systems
• Member of the County’s Fish Value chain (Member of Project Management Team of the Fish Value Chain)
• Member of Socioeconomic data working group( SEDAWOG)
• Member of the Project Management Team on Fish Value chain in Kisumu County.
• Member IIFET (International Institute of Fisheries Economic Trade)
• Bachelor of Education (Arts)
• Msc Fisheries Policy and planning
• PhD Proposal (Egerton University)
• Overall coordination of the project activities in Lakes Victoria, Naivasha, Baringo and Turkana
• Assessing the Impact of Management measures on Co-Management in Lakes Victoria, Naivasha and Baringo
• Collection of Socio-economic data such as survey on indigenous knowledge on breeding grounds/critical habitats and common property resource economics particularly in Lakes Naivasha and Victoria
• Gathering and publishing Socioeconomic Information
• Member of Lake Victoria Fisheries Organisation (LVFO) Socio-economic
• Regional Working Group (RWG) responsible for Socio-economic data emanating from Lake Victoria fisheries.
• Regional Networking for fisheries co-management on Lake Victoria (April 2015 – April 2016 (International Development Department of Birmingham University, Dar-es-Salaam, NaFIRI, TAFIRI and KMFRI)
• Teaching at Maseno University in the Deparment of Zoology in the School Physical and Biological Sciences and Information Technology) both undergraduates and Masters students.
• The Fisherman’s Wife: Vulnerabilities and Strategies in the Local Economy; The Case of Lake Victoria, Kenya. Author(s): Carolyne Lwenya and Ernest Yongo http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/662703
• Fish product development and market trials of fish and fish products in Kenya: a case study of Kirinyaga and Meru Counties. Authors: D N Kyule, E Yongo, M A Opiyo, K Obiero, J M Munguti and H Charo-Karisa. http://www.researchgate.net/publication/263146124
• Consumer preference and marketing of farmed Nile
Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) and African Catfish
(Clarias gariepinus) in Kenya: Case Study of Kirinyaga
and Vihiga Counties. Authors: Kevin O. Obiero, Mary A. Opiyo, Jonathan M. Munguti, Paul S. Orina, Domitila Kyule, Ernest Yongo, Cecilia M. Muthoni, Harrison Charo-Karisa
• The intriguing dynamics of Rastrineobola argentea fishery in the Kenyan waters of Lake Victoria. Authors W. O. Ojwang , J. E. Ojuok , C. Nyamweya , S. Agembe , M.Owili , E. Yongo & E. O. Wakwabi. http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/uaem20
• Socio-economic aspects of fisheries managment in Lake.Naivasha
Authors: E O Yongo, George Morara,Jacob Ojuok, Chrisphine Nyamweya, William Ojwang, Mutune Masai and Chemiati Wasike

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Ernest Yongo
Fisheries policy and planning


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