AquaFarm Africa is a multi-service agribusiness franchise geared towards continental and diaspora Africans based in Accra, Ghana, West Africa. We produce a variety of fruits and vegetables and supply them directly to the customer via our farmer’s market, subscription basket or delivery. In a time where food security and food sovereignty is becoming more and more important, it is important that we find more effective and efficient ways to provide clean food while causing little to no harm to the environment or ourselves. AquaFarm Africa effectively protects our continent and organically feeds our people.
Bequita Mahama started this business after she lived in and traveled Africa and found it hard to find trustworthy food sources. Clean water and sanitary conditions was a huge concern for her in some places, so she decided to do something about it. After brainstorming different ways to protect the environment and feed people clean and nutritious food, she decided that Aquaponics would be the best solution to the problem.
Aquaponics is the marriage of aquaculture and hydroponics. Aquaculture is the raising of fish in water, Hydroponics is the raising of vegetables and some fruit in water. Using Aquaponics we are able to farm both fish and food in a small area at low costs and high yields.
Land, water and energy are our most valued resources in farming. The benefits of Aquaponics are saving resources, reducing waste, no heavy machinery, no dirt, no bugs except those introduced into the environment, and the production of the highest quality organic vegetables and fruit. Aquaponics uses 95% less water than traditional farming to grow the same food, uses less energy and a smaller carbon footprint to grow, ship, and store those same fruits and vegetables. Best of all, it uses less space. AquaFarmsAfrica is committed to safe, efficient, and sustainable farming for the future of our continent and planet.