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Lattice Aqua, a Kenyan based aquaculture organisation, with its offices in Nairobi covering East Africa region.

Under Lattice Consulting Ltd, Lattice, established in 2003 and a boutique advisory firm in corporate finance, strategy, market entry and research, has been conducting market entry and research on Aquaculture sector in Kenya and East Africa for the past 5 years.

Lattice is Larive International BV , a Netherland- based consultancy and project management firm with specific expertise in the field of agriculture market research and value chain development] exclusive local partner in East Africa and part of the Larive Group.

Together Lattice and Larive have been coordinating FoodTechAfrica (FTA)   project in East Africa. FTA is a public private partnership financially co-funded by the Dutch Government to implement aquaculture development activities in East Africa since 2013.


Lattice Aqua provides a wide range of services to a diverse clientele locally, regionally and internationally, offering solutions to specific aquaculture projects intended to promote sustainable aquaculture development in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda.

  • Aquaculture value chain development
  • Training and knowledge transfer
  • Social and economic development
  • Water and environment conservation (climate change)

Lattice together with its partners have conducted the following Research assignments Fisheries & Aquaculture East Africa;

No.Project NameDescription Country ClientPartner(s)
1.Assessing East Africa’s Tilapia market: Size, Sustainability and Opportunities for growth in Aquaculture (2016). • Quantitative analysis into Tilapia imports into East Africa from China.

• Case studies on effects of Tilapia importation on fish farming in across Kenya.

• Quantitative research on international markets and bench marks.
Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and KenyaMsingi East Africa (funded by UK Department for International Development (DFID) and Gatsby FoundationLarive
Holland Aqua BV
2.Impact of Tilapia Imports on Aquaculture Development (2016).• Analysis of the presence and impact of imported Chinese fish in the Kenyan and East African region currently and in the future.
• Providing insights into countering the threats, if any, that may be posed by these imports to the growing aquaculture industry and recommend approaches to counteract these challenges.
East AfricaNetherlands Ministry of Foreign AffairsLarive
3.Kenya Aquaculture Market Research (2017)• Background on developments in the aquaculture space in Kenya.

• Estimate of current demand for aquaculture fish species by type of market.
• Analysis of future demand and gap in supply by fish species and type of market in Kenya.
• Potential for export farmed fish.
• Analysis of the key constraints and opportunities of the aquaculture sector.
• Best practice case: Egypt.
• Key recommendations for the investment in smallholder aquaculture in Kenya.
Kenya International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)Larive
4.Aquaculture marketing and Sales channel analysis in East Africa (2014)• Distribution of Fish in East Africa: farmers, distributors, markets and hotels.
• Challenges facing aquaculture in the region.
• Recommendations FoodTechAfrica regarding type of fish, distribution and markets.
East Africa Netherlands Ministry of Foreign AffairsLarive
5.Aquaculture value chain in East Africa: fish feed producers research and visit program (2014)• Research seeking to identify key players in the animal feed industry and opportunities for investment in East African countries.
• A Market Study on the size and sustainability of East Africa’s Consumer market for Tilapia.
• Highlight the key players, what they produce and identify the companies with great potential to be strategic partners for FTA.
• Develop a long list and short list of feed companies which produce feed for sale to the retail market and are run professionally.
• Preparation and implementation of visit to relevant feed producers.
East AfricaNetherlands Ministry of Foreign AffairsLarive