Ruth is an Aquaculture Fellow championing growth across the value chain in the fisheries sector.
She’s currently an Aquaculture Specialist with Aquaculture Business Development Programme, an initiative of Kenya Government and IFAD to reduce poverty and increase food security and nutrition in rural communities through aquaculture. Working in 15 counties with high concentrations of aquaculture activity, the programme blends public and private investments in the aquaculture value chain with local initiatives that promote good nutrition and food security. Previously, Ruth was a Fisheries Officer in Nakuru County focusing on the development, management and conservation of fisheries resources. Ruth has published in refereed journals and is the editor of the Aquaculture Handbook: A Practical Guide to Aquaculture Value Chain in Kenya. She has a Master of Science in Aquatic Tropical Ecology from Bremen University, Germany, and a Bachelor of Science in Applied Aquatic Science from Egerton University.