Farmer support

Building sustainable aquaculture business

2022 was a challenging year all over the world and for many businesses. Aller Aqua Nigeria team worked hard to complete the second Aquaculture without Frontiers (AwF) social project for fish farmers in 2022. Our local farmers had no chance of succeeding. 

The Aquaculture Without Frontiers charity organization's grant funds and partnership with Aller Aqua Nigeria have enabled a viable project for small farmers in Nigeria. 

Through the social project, local small-scale farmers are empowered, and sustainable aquaculture businesses are promoted.  

The AwF project is based on a model for assisting existing smallholder farmers by providing healthy fish seed, high-quality fish feeds - ALLER CLARIA FLOAT, improved management routines, a farm production/management kit, and market access.  
This strategy helps local farmers not only increase their production capacity but also develop a profitable and sustainable fish farming business.  

Working from the ground up with this model ensures that farmers can quickly transfer management techniques they've learned to other farmers in their rural farming communities. 

For the Aller Aqua team, the project was another opportunity to share our knowledge with the farmers and guide and walk them through their routine production activities toward a more sustainable and profitable farming business.  
''We understand that local farmers want to steadily expand their farming operations. They have faith in us to become their partners in providing support and practical solutions to help them achieve their objectives. In this project, as in many others, we demonstrate that we will be with them throughout the journey.’’ says Dada Mofoluso, Marketing Coordinator at Aller Aqua Africa & Group Marketing.

The year 2022 was the most challenging for the farmers. Aller Aqua Nigeria team meticulously planned and carried out all required management practices, although the intensity of the year's events was unforeseen. The farmers survived two floods that destroyed many fish farming communities. It was impossible to access fish markets for months due to floods that cut off trade routes. We survived Nigeria's worst fish glut in 6 years and made it through the galloping inflation on inputs (~40%). 

Together, we survived one of the most challenging years for Nigerian fish farmers. 

Our determination to succeed in the face of adversity will inspire more collaborators to join us in our mission to help more local farmers establish profitable and sustainable fish farming businesses. 

Let's Grow Together!