FoodTechAfrica is a public-private partnership of 21 companies and universities improving food security in East Africa through the establishment of a fully integrated aquaculture value chain. Our exceptional journey started modestly in 2012, when a Kenyan farmer told us he could not make fish farming profitable for himself and other farmers around him. A surprise, as Kenya borders Lake Victoria; a source of fish for the region for centuries. However, Lake Victoria’s output is declining rapidly due to pollution, overfishing, and lack of regulation. The declining output has been partially replaced by the import of fish. A missed opportunity, as East Africa has excellent capabilities to produce local fish, for the local market. FoodTechAfrica was built to unlock the potential of local fish production in a sustainable and profitable way, combining our powerful aquaculture solutions with market requirements. Our partnership brings a localized mix of knowledge, practical skills and technology to the table. Jointly, we enable fish farmers to overcome farming constraints and become profitable aquaculture entrepreneurs.