FoodTechAfrica Rwanda & Uganda

  • 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.


  • Region: India
  • Focus: Food sector
  • Start: 2010
  • Public-private partnership, involving 17 project partners

FoodTechHolland (FTH) is a public private partnership that has been active in India during 2010 and 2016. As consortium of Dutch agro-food companies, supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs under the Partners for International Business program, we have been working together to explore and innovate Indian agro-food value chains. Activities such as fairs, impact tours, exchange programs, demonstrations project and feasibility studies have been organized. Dutch knowledge and innovation has been transferred into different sectors: bakery, fruit & vegetables, meat & fish, cooling and education


The consortium initiated and coordinated by Larive contains the following sector experts:

IBK Groep, Hypor, Kiremko, Koppert, Lentiz Onderwijsgroep, MPS, Priva, Rademaker, RBK, Rijkzwaan, Schouten Europe, SELO, Solidpack, Tolsma, VEK Adviesgroep, VHL, WUR and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherland.