Aquaculture Impact Cluster

The Aquaculture Impact Cluster demonstrates Dutch aquaculture expertise, technology and training to boost fish farming in Tanzania.

The Ambition of the Impact Cluster

The Impact Cluster aims to support the Tanzanian National Industrialization Agenda by driving the growth of the Tanzanian Aquaculture sector. The motive is to provide tailored equipment, quality inputs and in-depth training and support services to entrepreneurs.

Sustainable Aquaculture Best Practices in Tanzania

Starting in 2019, the best practices and solutions will be demonstrated at a fish farm in Tanzania with the aim to inspire entrepreneurial minds to become involved in aquaculture. The recirculation based technology has been specifically developed for the East African aquaculture sector. Its closed and compact design offers full control of the culture environment, enables production in urban and rural areas and efficient use of inputs such as feed and water. Successful fish farming goes beyond purchasing individual solutions but lies in providing the full package.

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The Netherlands and Aquaculture

The Netherlands is a global leader in the aquaculture sector. A small country which is situated in a river delta and bordering the North Sea, and which has sustainable aquaculture as a priority. The Dutch recirculated aquaculture technology is world-renowned for its efficiency and profitability.

The FoodTechAfrica Story

In 2013, a consortium of Dutch world class private and public sector players recognized the potential for aquaculture in East Africa and established the FoodTechAfrica partnership. Investments along the entire value chain were needed to unlock the sector’s full potential. FoodTechAfrica partners established the first quality aquafeed factory in East Africa, the first recirculation aquaculture farms, and rolled out a comprehensive aquaculture training program. After the successes in Kenya, it was decided to expand and invest in Tanzania, which has great potential. The market demand for fish is growing fast whilst wild catch is declining. This presents both a challenge to food security and a business opportunity for fish farming. FoodTechAfrica was built to unlock this potential in a sustainable and profitable way, combining effective aquaculture solutions with market requirements.

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Interested to learn more?

Please contact Menno Morenc (Cluster Coordinator) by e-mailing him at, or Bart Malaba at, or Theonestine Mutabingwa of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands at

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