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Empowering aquaculture in East Africa
FoodTechAfrica is improving food security through private sector development in East Africa.
Region: East Africa (Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, and Tanzania)
Focus: Aquaculture sector (the full value chain including quality fish feeds, sustainable production and processing)
Approach: Combining best practices in a Public Private Partnership, involving 13 project partners.
Our exceptional journey started modestly in 2011 when a Kenyan farmer told us he could not make fish farming profitable for himself, and other farmers around him. He explained little fish was available on the local market. A surprise, a Kenya borders Lake Victoria which has been a source of fish for the region for centuries. However, lake Victoria’s output is declining sharply due to pollution, overfishing, and lack of regulation. The declining output is traditionally replaced by the import of fish. But Kenya and East Africa as a whole have excellent capabilities to produce local fish, for the local market. It just hadn’t been done at scale.
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When do we match?
When you have the ambition to enter selected markets in Africa, Asia or Central and Eastern Europe with a solid entry strategy
When you would like to take advantage of the experience of those companies who went before you
When you want insights from a trustworthy advisor that is with deeply embedded local know how
When a direct contact person in your home market makes you feel comfortable
When you want to benefit from 40+ years’ of experience with business development in high growth markets