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Kenya Aquaponics Introducing an innovative from of aqua-agriculture in Nairobi, Kenya

Kenya

Titre : Kenya Aquaponics Introducing an innovative from of aqua-agriculture in Nairobi, Kenya

Pays : Kenya

Date/Durée : 01-Jul-2017 // 31-Déc-2018

Résumé
The project will introduce multi-loop aquaponics to address (urban) food security issues in Kenya, using a peri-urban demonstration farm. The core goal of the proposed project is to develop and evaluate the business case for aquaponics in Kenya and other low and middle income countries.

Objectifs
1. A running aquaponics farm of 1,000m2 : a. The farm will serve as an innovation platform for others to start with aquaponics. b. The farm will operate as a sustainable business, earning revenues from the sale of fish and vegetables, thereby proving the viability of aquaponics business model. The farm will generate income for 5-10 employees. c. Opportunities will be sought to expand the farm to further innovate even after funding from VIAwater has finished. 2. A business in a box is developed : a. An input value chain is developed that provides : fingerlings, fish food, seeds, nutrients and construction materials including cost-reduced system infrastructure. b. An output value chain is developed that provides new investors with market access to the aquaponics niche market that will be created as part of this project. c. A business model is developed indicating investment costs, operational costs and profitability. In this it is of core importance to reduce investment costs by at least 20-30%. 3. A knowledge platform is built to aid others to start aquaponics farming : a. (Social) media access to aquaponics ideas. b. The model farm will act as a training facility.

Partenaires
Mise en oeuvre : TGS ; UPANDE Ltd ; WUR - Biobased Chemistry and Technology
Suivi : Aqua for All
Financement : TGS ; Tinder Ltd ; UPANDE Ltd ; VIA Water ; WUR - Biobased Chemistry and Technology

Budget : 261 996 EUR

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