Employment in East-Africa
Within East-Africa, the number of unemployed or poorly employed people still remains high, especially for those who are young. Often employed in the informal sector, many are facing difficulties to earn a decent living wage.
FoodTechAfrica has provided direct job opportunities for over 550 employees by our work so far. By providing training, high-quality inputs and through stimulating entrepreneurship, the initiative has created many more indirect income opportunities. Those trained and employed at the different locations are primarily youth, who have learned the skills needed for a lifelong career. Women are key players in the aquaculture value chain, often responsible for the feeding, processing and selling of fish. Looking ahead, the aquaculture industry in East-Africa has the potential to propel sustainable economic growth through innovation and the creation of SMEs.