Kenya Aquatica

KCSAP Project

Fonda Jane Awuor
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Fonda Jane Awuor

I am a socio economist committed to enhancing sustainable development of aquaculture to meet the growing demand for food. My focus is on expanding business opportunities for economic empowerment of vulnerable groups with a bias on women and youths through business development strategies. I am accomplished in evaluating development projects and monitoring their implementation.  I possess expert knowledge of communication channels with a balanced approach to volatile situations. With my keen observation and analysis skills, I have led my team to analyze user activity to determine opportunities for growing audiences. I also possess skills in undertaking trans-disciplinary and collaborative research with private organizations, NGOs and government institutions.

She focuses on science, technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship to address societal needs. She is experienced in designing and managing development projects with a focus on food systems, sustainable fisheries and aquaculture, livelihood, gender, and environmental economics and policy through public-private partnerships. She has special interest in successful agribusiness and enterprise development and comprehending behavioral and social sciences’ role in elucidating consumers’ and producers’ behavior and decision making.

Sagana Centre
Socioeconomics
Socioeconomics
Agribusiness and enterprise development •Food systems, •Environmental and Resource Economics and Policy•Gender Studies •Sustainable aquaculture
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fondajaneawuor@gmail.com
  • PhD in Agricultural Economics (On going) BioInnovate Africa Fellow 2019-2020 - East Africa Science and Technology Commission (EASTECO) Kigali, Rwanda: Developing an innovation led Bioeconomy strategy for Eastern Africa
  • Masters of Arts in Economics
  • Bachelor of Economics

  • Jacob Abwao, Domitila Kyule, Mary Opiyo, Jane Fonda Awuor ,James E. Barasa, Joseph Junga, Erick Ogello (2021). Selective breeding of Nile Tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus: A strategy for genetic improvement for sustainable development of aquaculture. Journal of Applied Aquaculture.
  • Awuor F. J (2021) Role of Women in Freshwater Aquaculture Development in Kenya. Aquatic Ecosystem Health & Management.
  • Awuor F.J, Opiyo. M.A., Obiero K.O., Munguti J.M., Abwao J., Nyonje B.M., Nevejan. N., and Van Stappen., G (2020). Aquaculture Extension Service in Kenya: Farmers and Extension Officers Perspectives. Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development.
  • Opiyo M. A. Opiyo., Obiero.K.O., Abwao J., Awuor F.J., Kyule D., Munguti J. (2020). Comparative Growth Performance of Genetically Male, Sex Reversed, and Mixed-Sex Nile Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) Reared in Earthen Ponds in Sagana, Kenya. Aquaculture Studies
  • Domitila N. Kyule, Jane A. Fonda, Jacob Ochiewo, Jonathan M. Munguti, Kevin O. Obiero, Erick O. Ogello, Mary A. Opiyo, Jacob Abwao and Josyline Kendi (2020) Perceived consumer preferences of fisheries products retailed in Kenyan markets. Bioscience Research
  • Abwao Jacob and Awuor F.J (2019) State of women in fisheries and aquaculture value chain in Homabay county, Kenya. Towards enhancing sustainable livelihoods and economic empowerment Livestock Research for Rural Development
  • Awuor Fonda Jane, Kevin Obiero, Jonathan Munguti, John Ouko Oginga, Domitila Kyule, Mary A. Opiyo, Peter Odote, Ernest Yongo, Horace Owiti and Jacob Ochiewo (2019) Market linkages and distribution channels of cultured, captured and imported fish in Kenya. Aquaculture Studies, 19(1) http://doi.org/10.4194/2618-6381- v19_1_06

Book Chapters:

  • Kyule-Muendo D, Awuor F J., Githukia C., Kendi J., Mziri V., Obiero K., Orina P. (2020). Post-Harvest Management, Value Addition and Fish Marketing. In: Munguti et al., (Eds). State of Aquaculture in Kenya 2020: Towards Nutrition -Sensitive Fish Food Systems; Chapter 6: Pages 88–96. Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute, Mombasa, Kenya
  • Mirera D., Nyonje B., Opiyo M., Obiero K., Awuor FJ., Kendi J., Okechi J. (2020). Aquaculture Research and Training in Kenya. In: Munguti et al., (Eds). State of Aquaculture in Kenya 2020: Towards Nutrition -Sensitive Fish Food Systems; Chapter 8: Pages 127–136. Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute, Mombasa, Kenya
  • Ochiewo J., Githukia C., Awuor J. F., Ondiba R., Magondu E., Mutune M., Nyonje B., Orina P.,Wanjiru C., Kimathi A. (2020). Cross-Cutting Themes in Aquaculture Development in Kenya. In: Munguti et al., (Eds). State of Aquaculture in Kenya 2020: Towards Nutrition -Sensitive Fish Food Systems; Chapter 9: Pages 137-152
  • Ochiewo, J., Obiero, K.O., Ogello E. O., Awuor, F.J., and Munguti, J.M., (2017). Social and Economic Impacts of Aquaculture in Kenya. In: Munguti et al. (eds). State of Aquaculture in Kenya. Laxpress Services, Nairobi, Kenya, Pages 80-87
  • Orina, P.S., Kyule, D., Opiyo, M. A., Awuor, F.J., and Munguti, J.M., (2017). Post Harvest Management, Value Addition and Marketing In: Munguti et al. (eds). State of Aquaculture in Kenya. Laxpress Services, Nairobi, Kenya, Pages 48-52
  • Ochiewo, J., Obiero, K.O., Ogello E. O., Awuor, F.J.,and Munguti, J.M., (2017). Social and Economic Impacts of Aquaculture in Kenya. In:Munguti et al. (eds). State of Aquaculture in Kenya. Laxpress Services, Nairobi, Kenya, Pages 80-8 

Briefs

  • KMFRI (2017). Kenya’s Aquaculture Brief 2017: Status, trends, Challenges and Future Outlook 

Abstracts

  • Awuor Fonda Jane (2019). Women in freshwater aquaculture in Kenya.  GLOW9 International Conference
  • Obiero Kevin Odhiambo, Mary O. Opiyo, Fonda Jane Awuor, Julius Manyala and Boaz Kaunda Arara (2017). Enhancing Education, Training, Employability Skills and Labour Market Demands of Aquaculture Graduates through Open Education Resources and Lifelong Learning in Kenya 

Book Manuals

  • Training of Trainers Manual for climate smart aquaculture practices (2020) 

Membership to professional bodies

  • International Association of Great Lakes Research (IAGLR)
  • Mentoring Network for African Women in Academia (MTAWA)
  • Economic Policy Research Network (EPRN)