KENYA – Aquarech, Kenya’s first fish farming platform, has proudly inaugurated its fish feed containers, marking a pivotal moment in its mission to empower small—and medium-scale fish farmers across the nation. 

For years, limited access to top-tier fish feed has hindered farmers’ growth potential, but this hurdle is now being decisively overcome.

The launch of Aquarech’s last-mile distribution system, strategically positioned in nine key counties including Vihiga, Homabay, Busia, Kisumu, Siaya, Kisii, Migori, Kirinyaga, and Kakamega, heralds a new era of accessibility and quality in fish feed provision. 

These containers will offer high-quality extruded floating pellet feeds, previously out of reach for many farmers, directly contributing to the enhancement of their operations.

CEO Dave Okech Okech emphasized the transformative impact of these feeds, boasting a superior feed conversion ratio (FCR) that promises to slash the fish production cycle from 13 months to just 8 months, thereby boosting productivity by an impressive 40%.

This is a game-changer for fish farmers,” remarked Okech. “No longer will a lack of access to essential nutrition hinder their progress. Our high-quality fish feed will facilitate optimal growth, resulting in significantly shorter production cycles and heightened productivity.”

Indeed, the benefits extend far beyond individual farms. By promoting responsible fish farming practices and bolstering local production, Aquarech’s initiative contributes to the sustainable development of Kenya’s aquaculture sector, fortifying food security and nurturing economic resilience.

The success of this endeavor is a testament to the dedication and hard work of the Aquarech team, whose commitment has been instrumental in realizing this vision.

Farmers seeking to benefit from Aquarech’s pioneering solution can now easily access the fish feeds by dialing *789*4# or downloading the Aquarech app. 

This innovative platform serves as a centralized database, connecting key stakeholders in the fish value chain, including farmers, traders, and input suppliers. 

Moreover, it offers invaluable production insights, such as feed quantity, average daily growth, FCR, fish prices, and feed costs, streamlining operations and enhancing efficiency.

In a statement shared on LinkedIn, David Okech expressed his enthusiasm for the transformation this launch brings to Kenya’s farming landscape: “To the farmers in Kenya! You will no longer struggle to access top-quality feeds with a better feed conversion ratio! No longer will you endure 13-month production periods!

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