A visit to all three projects sides proved inspiring for all involved. Over the past months our local agri-preneurs have faced many challenges due to the drought that has hit Ethiopia. The aquaponics units have played a major role in sustaining access to healthy vegetables during the drought. The response from the local community on the roll out of aquaponics in Showarobit has been very positive.
In Metahara construction has been finalized and the first vegetables have been harvested. 21 young graduates are taking care of one big system. Besides the aquaponics they are running a small chicken farm. In cooperation with the local government they have set up a managing system including project meetings, committees and a data collection method.