Kevin was awarded in the field of Economic Development/Agriculture due to his contribution to reducing the high startup costs associated with fish farming and providing group financing solutions and training to empower young people to be successful aquaculture entrepreneurs in Nigeria. Through the Fisher Foundation endeavours in social entrepreneurship, young people can create employment opportunities for themselves and successfully meet local consumption demand for fish through local production.
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