In Kilwa’s Seascape, a transformative initiative is taking shape, one that promises to empower coastal communities and foster sustainable marine conservation. The USAID Heshimu Bahari project, a beacon of hope for Tanzania’s marine ecosystems, has entrusted Aqua-Farms Organization (AFO) and a number of several organizations with a pivotal role in this endeavor along Tanzania’s coastal […]

Artisanal Fisheries Mapping for Better Marine Management in the Southern Coast of Tanzania Mainland

In early 2024, Aqua-Farms Organization, in collaboration with USAID Heshimu Bahari, embarked on a transformative journey along the Southern Coast of Tanzania Mainland under the execution of the “Artisanal Fisheries Patterns Mapping” (AFPM) survey. The mapping aimed at gathering crucial insights from coastal communities within Marine Managed Areas such as Collaborative Fisheries Management Areas (CFMAs) […]

Aqua-Farms Organization the announced blue carbon accelerator

  We are delighted to be announced for the first time in the cohort for Blue carbon accelerator that will provide vital support and guidance to leading technology & innovation ventures and NGOs/Community groups, that are working at the forefront of #bluecarbon, to help accelerate, innovate and develop the future of blue carbon markets in […]

A New Dawn at Buyuni: Women Fisher Festival 2022, a HUGE SUCCESS!!

Every 9th December, Tanzania commemorates its Independence Day, and this year we honored 62 years since the country gained its freedom from Britain. As Mwalimu Julius Kambarage Nyerere once said “Development needs to reflect on people’s well-being”, in that spirit, Aqua-Farms Organization with support from voice global hosted the first-ever Women Fisher Festival at Buyuni […]

AFO-NEWF partnership equipped 11 Ocean conservationists with Advanced Open

In addressing its long-term project as per Sustainable Development Goal 14 of conserving life below the water in Tanzania targeting coral reefs and seagrasses, Aqua-Farms Organization realized that In Tanzania there is an existing barrier of underwater creatures’ distinction that has been a challenge to marine-related professionals together with filmmakers and storytellers over a year […]

WOMEN WATER WATCH: Citizen science for co-creation of water knowledge

The wWw project is built on the collaboration between the Aqua-Farms Organization (AFO) and the Institute of Development Policy (IOB), University of Antwerp. AFO is a Tanzania-based NGO that has extensive experience with local citizen science projects and community involvement in several projects, including topics on seaweed, mangrove restoration, river water quality monitoring, and working with fishing communities. IOB on […]

Interview with A Mariculture Guru In Tanzania: Is Ocean farming feasible?

For over 20 years Dr Aviti Mmochi from University of Dar es Salaam, who is the  Head of Marine Innovation and Technology at Institute of Marine Sciences has been involved in research, consultancy and public service in mariculture and integrated agriculture-aquaculture in Tanzania. In his short interview with Aqua-Farms organization online series, He elaborated on […]