Fishion is a partner in the Dutch-African consortium FoodTechAfrica. The aim of FoodTechAfrica is to improve food security in East Africa through the establishment of a fully integrated, demand-driven aquaculture value chain. Fishion’s role in this project is to set up a fish farming and processing chain, which is demand driven, and which includes hatchery, pre-growout, growout, processing, marketing and sales.
In order to realise this goal, Fishion founded a JV called Best Fresh Fish Ltd together with a Kenyan partner, Tony Ndetto form Kamuthanga Farm Ltd. In the first phase, a hatchery based on genetic all male technology has been set up, as well as a pregrowout and growout unit with a production capacity of 100.000 kg Tilapia per year based on RAS. Together with KMFRI Sagana and Egerton University, Fishion is setting up a training and research program to support further development of aquaculture in Kenya.
The global population will rise from 7 billion to 9 billion by 2050. This means more mouths to feed and a higher need for protein. Most of the population growth will take place in East Africa and Asia. Aquaculture is a sustainable solution to meet the fast growing fish demand in Africa. Applying Dutch technology and knowledge to the African context will result in substantial opportunities to improve food security and economic development in this region. Find out how the aquaculture value chain is being built in East Africa.