Building Aquapreneurs in East Africa through vocational training for the aquaculture sector
Fish farming has the potential to bridge the rapidly growing gap between protein demand and supply, in a sustainable way. The key factor holding back the sector’s development in the African context is the lack of skilled human capital. The Aquaculture Academy provides essential tools for East African (future) fish farmers: practical, accessible and business-oriented training programs covering all essential aspects of aquaculture production.
The Aquaculture Academy (AA) is founded by the partners of the FoodTechAfrica consortium. With over eight years of experience in the aquaculture sector, the consortium partners have witnessed the lack of practical skills as impeding profitable and sustainable aquaculture farming in East Africa. The Aquaculture Academy will train and build ‘aquapreneurs’ able to run a sustainable and profitable business, inspire others to become fish farmers and spur economic prosperity throughout the sector. Launching in mid-2021, the AA will position itself as the preferred aquaculture learning institution in the region for stakeholders across the value chain.
Disclaimer: details regarding the exact program, schedule, fees, and teachers are being developed and are subject to change.