Food security through Integrated Aquaculture

Till each soul is well nourised!

To generate sustainable livelihood through integrated aquaculture; organic waste from fish ponds will be used to irrigate growing of crops.

Use Case

The Dagomba community is predominately a farming community who are into subsistence food crops farming but depends solely on the dictates of weather or the rainfall pattern. The crop yield is very low due to erratic change in rainfall pattern, inadequate viable seeds and lack of irrigation facility leading to limited job opportunities, low income levels of the people and malnutrition in children. The community is however endowed with abundant natural resources such economic wild fruits; baobab, dawadawa and shea, that could be tapped to change the fortunes of community members, especially women. This project promotes the economic and social well-being of the people through sustainable use of abundant natural agro resources by value addition and also enhancing their nutritional diet.

Potential

Through effective implementation of the idea, fish availability in the households would increase by three hundredfold, augmenting the protein needs in combination with the dominated carbohydrate based foods, thereby balancing the diets to reduce malnutrition in the project community. It also seeks to empower rural people especially women who are the most vulnerable in society through social mobilization and participation; more job opportunities would be opened for the youth and elderly as an alternative source of income during the lean season. The proposed integrated technology has no waste; it utilizes inputs and relay by-products/waste to another system as a useful input. Aquaculture fertilized water will be used to irrigate indigenous leafy vegetables and crops to boost growth.

Business Case

By the end of the project, there would have been three production cycles. The last stocking of fingerling in month 22 will be harvested by the project participants four months after the end of the project. 20 % of the money accruing from the sale of fish would serve as a revolving fund/ capital to enable them to purchase fingerlings and repair/construct new cages whilst 80 % of the amount will be used for livelihood enhancement of members. The project cages will be handed over to the project participants at the end of the project, and they can continue to stock the cages in their project groupings. Individually or in partnership with other interested members of the community, some participants could construct their own cages, so the adoption rate of cage fish production will be high.

Objectives:

  1. 1. Food security for all at the household levels
  2. 2. Poverty alleviation , through increased sustainable livelihoods in rural areas
  3. 3. Improved health through better nutrition, lower agriculture- related pollution and reduced water related diseases.

Team MoonSpeed

Tamale, Ghana

Our Team

User Case Scenario / Published May 1, 2018 by Eugene Sintim

User Case Scenario

The community is predominately a farming community who are into subsistent food crops farming but depends solely on the dictates of weather or the rainfall pattern. The crop yield is very low due to erratic change in rainfall pattern, inadequate viable seeds and lack of irrigation facility leading to limited job opportunities, low income levels of the people and malnutrition in children. The community is however endowed with abundant natural resources such economic wild fruits; baobab, dawadawa and shea, that could be tapped to change the fortunes of community members, especially women. This project promotes the economic and social wellbeing of the people through sustainable use of abundant natural agro resources by value addition and also enhancing their nutritional diet.

User Case Scenario / Published May 1, 2018 by Eugene Sintim

User Case Scenario

The community is predominately a farming community who are into subsistent food crops farming but depends solely on the dictates of weather or the rainfall pattern. The crop yield is very low due to erratic change in rainfall pattern, inadequate viable seeds and lack of irrigation facility leading to limited job opportunities, low income levels of the people and malnutrition in children. The community is however endowed with abundant natural resources such economic wild fruits; baobab, dawadawa and shea, that could be tapped to change the fortunes of community members, especially women. This project promotes the economic and social wellbeing of the people through sustainable use of abundant natural agro resources by value addition and also enhancing their nutritional diet.

User Case Scenario / Published May 1, 2018 by Eugene Sintim

User Case Scenario

The community is predominately a farming community who are into subsistent food crops farming but depends solely on the dictates of weather or the rainfall pattern. The crop yield is very low due to erratic change in rainfall pattern, inadequate viable seeds and lack of irrigation facility leading to limited job opportunities, low income levels of the people and malnutrition in children. The community is however endowed with abundant natural resources such economic wild fruits; baobab, dawadawa and shea, that could be tapped to change the fortunes of community members, especially women. This project promotes the economic and social wellbeing of the people through sustainable use of abundant natural agro resources by value addition and also enhancing their nutritional diet.

User Case Scenario / Published May 1, 2018 by Eugene Sintim

User Case Scenario

The community is predominately a farming community who are into subsistent food crops farming but depends solely on the dictates of weather or the rainfall pattern. The crop yield is very low due to erratic change in rainfall pattern, inadequate viable seeds and lack of irrigation facility leading to limited job opportunities, low income levels of the people and malnutrition in children. The community is however endowed with abundant natural resources such economic wild fruits; baobab, dawadawa and shea, that could be tapped to change the fortunes of community members, especially women. This project promotes the economic and social wellbeing of the people through sustainable use of abundant natural agro resources by value addition and also enhancing their nutritional diet.

User Case Scenario / Published May 1, 2018 by Eugene Sintim

User Case Scenario

The community is predominately a farming community who are into subsistent food crops farming but depends solely on the dictates of weather or the rainfall pattern. The crop yield is very low due to erratic change in rainfall pattern, inadequate viable seeds and lack of irrigation facility leading to limited job opportunities, low income levels of the people and malnutrition in children. The community is however endowed with abundant natural resources such economic wild fruits; baobab, dawadawa and shea, that could be tapped to change the fortunes of community members, especially women. This project promotes the economic and social wellbeing of the people through sustainable use of abundant natural agro resources by value addition and also enhancing their nutritional diet.

Our Mission

The team’s mission is aimed generally at increasing the productivity of water for food and livelihoods in a manner that is environmentally sustainable and socially acceptable. We are focus on finding alternative ways to maintaining healthy agricultural lands to enhance crop improvement in order to meet the food needs of the increasing population. Our thematic focus: Food security, water resource management and rural development.

Our Background

Our team is made of SDG advocates who want to tackle one of the greatest challenges in our time- Food Insecurity, by providing a vital step towards reaching the goal of ZERO HUNGER through increasing the productivity of water used for agriculture, leaving more water for other users and the environment. We believe the TFF challenge has the ability to slingshot our vision forward. As participants, we will be introduced into a powerful network of innovators that can be future collaborators.

User Case Scenario / Published May 1, 2018 by Eugene Sintim

User Case Scenario

The community is predominately a farming community who are into subsistent food crops farming but depends solely on the dictates of weather or the rainfall pattern. The crop yield is very low due to erratic change in rainfall pattern, inadequate viable seeds and lack of irrigation facility leading to limited job opportunities, low income levels of the people and malnutrition in children. The community is however endowed with abundant natural resources such economic wild fruits; baobab, dawadawa and shea, that could be tapped to change the fortunes of community members, especially women. This project promotes the economic and social wellbeing of the people through sustainable use of abundant natural agro resources by value addition and also enhancing their nutritional diet.

User Case Scenario / Published May 1, 2018 by Eugene Sintim

User Case Scenario

The community is predominately a farming community who are into subsistent food crops farming but depends solely on the dictates of weather or the rainfall pattern. The crop yield is very low due to erratic change in rainfall pattern, inadequate viable seeds and lack of irrigation facility leading to limited job opportunities, low income levels of the people and malnutrition in children. The community is however endowed with abundant natural resources such economic wild fruits; baobab, dawadawa and shea, that could be tapped to change the fortunes of community members, especially women. This project promotes the economic and social wellbeing of the people through sustainable use of abundant natural agro resources by value addition and also enhancing their nutritional diet.

User Case Scenario / Published May 1, 2018 by Eugene Sintim

User Case Scenario

The community is predominately a farming community who are into subsistent food crops farming but depends solely on the dictates of weather or the rainfall pattern. The crop yield is very low due to erratic change in rainfall pattern, inadequate viable seeds and lack of irrigation facility leading to limited job opportunities, low income levels of the people and malnutrition in children. The community is however endowed with abundant natural resources such economic wild fruits; baobab, dawadawa and shea, that could be tapped to change the fortunes of community members, especially women. This project promotes the economic and social wellbeing of the people through sustainable use of abundant natural agro resources by value addition and also enhancing their nutritional diet.

User Case Scenario / Published May 1, 2018 by Eugene Sintim

User Case Scenario

The community is predominately a farming community who are into subsistent food crops farming but depends solely on the dictates of weather or the rainfall pattern. The crop yield is very low due to erratic change in rainfall pattern, inadequate viable seeds and lack of irrigation facility leading to limited job opportunities, low income levels of the people and malnutrition in children. The community is however endowed with abundant natural resources such economic wild fruits; baobab, dawadawa and shea, that could be tapped to change the fortunes of community members, especially women. This project promotes the economic and social wellbeing of the people through sustainable use of abundant natural agro resources by value addition and also enhancing their nutritional diet.

User Case Scenario / Published May 1, 2018 by Eugene Sintim

User Case Scenario

The community is predominately a farming community who are into subsistent food crops farming but depends solely on the dictates of weather or the rainfall pattern. The crop yield is very low due to erratic change in rainfall pattern, inadequate viable seeds and lack of irrigation facility leading to limited job opportunities, low income levels of the people and malnutrition in children. The community is however endowed with abundant natural resources such economic wild fruits; baobab, dawadawa and shea, that could be tapped to change the fortunes of community members, especially women. This project promotes the economic and social wellbeing of the people through sustainable use of abundant natural agro resources by value addition and also enhancing their nutritional diet.

Our Team

Our Mission

The team’s mission is aimed generally at increasing the productivity of water for food and livelihoods in a manner that is environmentally sustainable and socially acceptable. We are ...Read More

Our Background

Our team is made of SDG advocates who want to tackle one of the greatest challenges in our time- Food Insecurity, by providing a vital step towards reaching ...Read More

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