Aqua Green and Projects
Using aquaculture production to alleviate poverty and ensure rural development
Aqua Green and Projects Agricultural Primary co-operative helps to improve the livelihoods of the community it operates in through catfish farming and production. It focuses on catfish as it can grow in high densities and is less expensive to farm. The fish is marketed and sold to the local community including middle class and immigrant customers.
Its catfish farming activities are integrated with vegetable farming (Aquaponics). The catfish waste produced is also an input to its vegetable growing.
The University of Limpopo has assisted the co-operative through catfish production training and has formally committed to support the business. They support through mentoring, coaching, site visits and selection.
Catfish Supreme will provide mentorship support on catfish farming and systems.
They will also provide administrative and financial management support.
The SEED Africa Awards 2019 in Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe and SEED South Africa Climate Adaptation Awards 2019 in South Africa are sponsored by the Government of Flanders.