SkyFox Ltd.

Integrated Aquaculture and Crop Production

Obstacle

Farmers inhabiting hilly drylands have no access to suitable wetlands and have poor knowledge about efficient water technologies.

Innovation Type

Water-Food

Company Stage

Level 6 - Revenue Covers Expenses/Break Even

Financing Status

Seeking Commercial Debt

Seeking investment?

Yes

Country of Incorporation

Ghana

Country(Ies) of Implementation

Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone

Contact Name

Dr. Oliver Ujah

Contact Email

oliverujah@gmail.com

Product Segment

Water - Re-use / Efficiency, Water - Capture / Storage

Website Address

http://skyfoxservices.com

In Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, SkyFox Ltd’s innovation involves top-of-the-hill aquaculture ponds capable of producing two tons of catfish twice a year and nutrient-rich water for irrigating 25-acres at the base of the hill. SkyFox will lease ponds and irrigation land and provide extension services to resource-poor farmers.

Challenge

Major constraints include: 1) Lack of water in hilly dry-lands of Savannahs and the Sahel, 2) Poor knowledge about efficient water technologies, 3) Lack of capital to construct and manage water infrastructure for fish production, 4) High cost of upfront capital to access the Volta lake for fish farming, including costly and bureaucratic procedures for acquiring permits, and 5) High cost of constructing and managing earthen ponds for fish production.

Solution

In Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, SkyFox Ltd’s innovation involves top-of-the-hill aquaculture ponds capable of producing two tons of catfish twice a year and nutrient-rich water for irrigating 25-acres at the base of the hill. SkyFox will lease ponds and irrigation land and provide extension services to resource-poor farmers.

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