I am a 13yr old girl who is an aspiring farmer wanting to start my own aquaculture [tilapia & catfish breeding] and organic fresh produce farm in ensuring that I contribute toward the lack of food security and providing the less fortunate communities with what i will produce and others sell in produce markets and stores in order to grow my farm. My interest in such a farm will enable healthy produce that people consume as it will be organic and the fishes that I will breed will be a healthy alternate form of protein that will help ease the reducing number of fishes in the ocean due to over-fishing and supplying it at a reasonable cost that can be afforded by everyone in our societies.
The home farm will use a recirculated aquaculture system that contributes to the safeguarding on the environment by saving water as our country has been having shortage of water and I will be using solar systems to power the farm as i grow the farm and will also want to use a borehole to save costs as well which is where future funds will be needed to have the farm operating well.
The main aim currently is to raise funds to acquire the fingerlings, fish feed, purchase air pumps, mini-solar panels and large movable kids pools where the fish will be bred in and also grow mediums for the vegetables. It will take me 6-months to grow the fish to full size ready to be sold to the market and households where the money from the sales will help in getting other equipment for my farm and to also get people to help me with running it when I am focusing on my school work during the day.
My campaign to raise funds to start my farm will make it possible for me to start on it in producing fishes and fresh produce for our communities and need your kind contributions to make my dream a reality.