The Business Model is aligned to Integrated Climate Smart Agricultural practices. A fish pond whichdoubles as unique water storage facilityis fitted with a dam liner to hold the water is installed in the homestead Backyard. Fresh water is put in the pond every 2-4 days while the dirty water which has algae, food waste and fish poop is removed through an outlet and used as organic manure to irrigate fruits and vegetables in the backyard kitchen garden. The raised backyard fish ponds are secure against predators/thieves, easy to install and manage. Equally, chicken coops made from locally available materials are built in the farm backyard.
We initially pre-finance inputs (Fish tanks/Fingerlings/Feeds), Fruits/Vegetables Seeds/Seedlings Chicken coops/chicks as well as offering extension services and training.
Part of the produce is consumed by the Farmers while the rest is delivered to the aggregation/value addition center for processing and market linkages. The input cost is recovered after sales and the balance due paid to the farmers. Chicken/Fish value addition entails the unexplored venture of manufacturing affordable Sausages, Balls, Fillet etc.
The dwindling stock of capture fisheries potentially offers Aquaculture as a good alternative source of fish nutrition.
Vegetable kiosks, Fish/Chicken Butcheries will be established at strategic locations for the sale of our products. The training program, produce aggregation and chicken/fish value addition ensures decent work and sustainable income for the farmers. Integrating Aquaculture with fruits, Vegetable/chicken farming is aimed at addressing food and nutrition security and healthy dietary diversity.
David Wafula Kubebea is the Board Chair. He currently works for the East African Community (EAC), Agriculture and Food Security Department, as an Agricultural Program Specialist. He is the Agricultural Sector focal person for USAID East Africa Office for Regional Economic Integration. David provides technical leadership in the design, coordination and implementation of EAC regional projects and programmes.
Mr. Felix Ben Ouma is the Founder and Chief Executive Office. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration (Entrepreneurship) from the Kenya Methodist University and an MBA in Social Entrepreneurship from the Catholic University of Milan – Tangaza University College. He has over 20 years’ experience in Business Development and Advisory services.
Samuel Nyakamba Maina is a Board Member and Nutrition Advisor. He is a Nutrition and Dietetics Lecturer at the Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) and previously served in the same capacity at Kenya Utalii College prior to joining KMTC in 2016.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition from Kenyatta University and a Master’s degree in Public Health from Moi University.