TGS has initiated an innovative Aquaponics pilot business in the outskirts of Nairobi. A 1000m2 aquaponics greenhouse will be established to show the business opportunities that aquaponics vegetable growing brings. As part of the project, market research will be performed to identify the niche market and to get Nairobi hooked on the concept of aquaponics. The goal of the farm is to develop a viable business model for African entrepreneurs to meet the increasing demand of healthy and locally grown vegetables in urban Africa. A decoupled aquaponics system will be constructed, with separate fish rearing units and deep-water-culture vegetables beds.
TGS has secured the expertise of Wageningen University, Tinder ltd and Upande to make this project succeed.