- Region: Rwanda & Uganda
- Focus: Aquaculture
- Duration: 2017-2019
FoodTechAfrica Rwanda & Uganda
Following FoodTechAfrica activities in Kenya, a RAS fish farm model has been developed that can work in the East African region. This system will also be applied in Rwanda for the purpose of demonstration and testing. Simultaneously, we are looking to get a better understanding of the markets in both countries and the wider region for Dutch technology and knowledge.
The aim of this project is to assess the market of farmed fish in Uganda and Rwanda and to demonstrate the technical and economic feasibility of the Aquakit in Rwanda. FTA believes a regional approach to aquaculture and implementation of the technology in the region will have a direct positive impact on fish production and food security in the region.
Uganda and Rwanda have been selected as key markets, given their population growth, economic development and urgent need to feed its growing population with locally produced proteins (rather than import from China). Morrover, they also are central countries in the region that can supply fish to neighboring countries, like is already done with captured fish from Lake Victoria traded from Uganda.
This project is co-financed by the government of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Holland Aqua, Viqon, Fishion, Larive International and Lattice Consulting.