Dar es Salaam Aquaponics

The Problem

 

 In Tanzania, fisheries have become so exhausted that fishermen are struggling to make a living and are resorting to highly detrimental methods such as blast fishing to bolster their harvests. Without seeking alternative technologies, overfishing risks destroying ocean ecosystems and marine-dependent societies alike.

Our Solution

 

With the introduction of an aquaponics and hydroponics system near Dar es Salaam, fish and crops can be adequately produced in an inexpensive, easy-to-learn, sustainable way.

Project goals

 

1. Publicize the benefits of aquaponics as a self-sustaining alternative to conventional fishing and growing

2. Adapt an aquaponics system to the site at Mbutu Amani

3. Create an alternative source of income and food while working towards a healthier ocean