Development and food security through blue-economy 

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Sustainable utilization of aquatic resources

About Our Flagship Areas

Aquaculture

Aquaculture as a first growing sector globally is currently benefiting millions across the globe, but its growth in Tanzania is facing numerous challenges, despite of having more than 35% of arable land for Aquaculture, three great lakes, and a lot of small lakes and rivers, and a coastline of more than 1400km, Aqua-Farms Organization is developing community aquaculture solution to enhance the supply of lean protein, reduce fishing pressure and improve livelihood, through training, workshops, consultancies and research on aqua-farming (plants and animals), improving knowledge on freshwater aquaculture (Tilapia and catfish) and Mariculture ( Seaweed, Sea cucumber, crabs and half pearl farming). Offering knowledge on best aqua-farming practices to better help and inform aqua-farmers in Tanzania on potential opportunities, and solutions along the aquaculture value chain.

Fisheries 

Capture fisheries is declining rapidly and more than 4 million people depend on fishing in Tanzania. Aqua-Farms Organization advocates for sustainable use of fisheries resources using Ecosystem Approach fishery, we offer training and skills on the proper fishing method. Illegal and unregulated fisheries, Community based researched on sustainable fisheries, community engagement and enhancement of Local Indigenous Knowledge in improving fishery as well as community health of the fishing communities and improved livelihood.

Conservation and Critical habitats 

Anthropogenic pressure and the changes in climate have a direct impact on critical habitats of the ocean, Aqua-farms organization conducts community centred projects/solutions and research on management, protection, adaptation, resilience, restoration and rehabilitation of the vital ecosystems such as mangroves, seagrasses and coral reef ecosystems.

We Have the Power to Impact Our Future, and We’re Doing Something About It

Ongoing Projects

News and Updates

Aqua-Feed Training with ASA/WISHH by Texas A&M

Aqua-Farms Organization through its partnership with World Initiative for Soybean in Human Health (WISHH) took training on Aquaculture Feed Extrusion, Nutrition & Feed Management  by Texas A&M University on August 31st- September 4th. the training aimed...

6 Business Opportunities in Aquaculture- Tanzania

Aqua-Farms Organization (AFO) in collaboration with the Aquaculture Association of Tanzania ( AAT) conducted a live session that connected 36 people online on the topic of “Untapped Potential of Aquaculture in Tanzania”. Noting that Aquaculture is the fastest-growing...

Our Project

AFO works through a community based approach, from community based research, to solutions that inspire change on the sustainable use of fisheries resources, aquaculture and conservation of  aquatic habitats.

Sustainable blue shop

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Seaweed Disease

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Sea cucumber Diversity and threats

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SeaPower

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Tuna Post Harvest Losses

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Tuna Consumption patterns

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Macroinvertebrates

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Mangroves restoration

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Sanitation and Hygiene

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Our Reach

Ecosystem and livelihood – Impact

Aqua-Farm as restored more than 10,000 seedling mangroves, Training more than 20,000 aqua farmers in sustanable and economic competitive aquaculture, supported 16 ventus in aquaculture and seeweeds farmings.

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March

Marine litter perception 

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March

Marine Litter Perception Workshop: Global

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April

Blue Innovation Online Exhibition

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June

World Oceans Day

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I am currently pursuing an Inter-university Master program in Marine and Lacustrine Science and Management (Oceans & Lakes) at Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Ghent University, and Antwerp University, in Belgium. I joined Aqua-Farms Organization (AFO) as a volunteer in 2019. I had the opportunity to participate in various projects such as mangrove restoration and creating awareness to the community. The experience was invaluable and provided me with the platform to gain knowledge and skills which is still helping me in my career journey. I enjoyed working with an amazing team full of enthusiasm and inspiration

-Debora Mussa

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