Kenya’s Victory Farms has announced plans to construct a 10,000 metric tonnes tilapia hatchery. The hatchery will see the firm become sub-Sahara Africa’s largest tilapia hatchery in 2019.
According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, the average annual per capita fish consumption in sub- Saharan Africa is approximately 8.9 kilograms.
FAO also stated that It is difficult to quantify demand trends specifically for tilapia due to scanty data, however nearly all tilapia produced in Sub-Saharan Africa is locally consumed, with very limited exports to overseas markets. Notable countries with a strong demand for tilapia include DRC, Ghana, Malawi, Nigeria, Uganda and Zambia.