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Dave Okech

Dave Okech is the founder of Aquarech LTD, associated with developing disruptive innovations in Aquaculture food systems. His outstanding innovation in the Aquaculture sector is the development of the AquaRech Platform, to tackle challenges confronting small and medium-scale fish farmers, such as lack of access to high-quality feed, credit, technical assistance and structured fish markets. The innovation connects all actors in the fish value chain (input suppliers, farmers, processors and traders). He has undertaken an intervention in enhancing access to high-quality feeds, with a high conversion ratio, which has had a positive effect in; reducing the production period (from 13 to 8), increasing productivity, reducing production costs and increasing profit margins. More interventions have enhanced farmers' access to credit for the acquisition of high-quality feeds and appropriate farming equipment (Cages). In terms of marketing efficiency, cold chain facilities for aggregation, and outlets have been established. Dave recognizes stakeholders' critical role in the effective execution of the requisite interventions.

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Fellowship
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East Africa
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2019