Africa Sustainable Aquaculture was born from the idea that encouraging local entrepreneurs in developing countries contributes to social and economic progress.
We initiate and develop commercial and sustainable aquaculture sectors together with local entrepreneurs. Our focus is on high quality tilapia production for the local market and export, thereby explicitly contributing to food security, employment and capacity building.
We are sustainable. Sustainability is woven into our core values as is shown in the S of our name. But what is sustainability exactly?
In brief, it is the ability to endure. For us, this basically means the integration of commercial, social and environmental goals in our
core values by having a positive impact on those goals.
A draught in the Horn of Africa triggered us to go to the region to find out what sustainable business solutions contribute to solving those issues.
A thorough feasibility study has been conducted to start a sustainable aquaculture company in Ethiopia.
ASA the Netherlands has been established to start investing in the first commercial and sustainable fish farm in Ethiopia.
To be the leading fish farming company in the countries we operate and to set the benchmark for the sustainable development of the sector.
To contribute to nutrition security, employment and capacity building by producing high quality tilapia for the local market and export.
Our team consists of highly qualified experts in a diversity of fields:
drs. Bart Kraai (1968)
Bart acquired a Master’s degree in Behavioral & Organizational Psychology. He started his career with a consultancy firm and became HR director for a construction company. In the 90’s he started his own company in Staffing & Recruiting of highly educated Finance & HR professionals. He sold it in 2008 and became interested in social entrepreneurship. In the Netherlands he introduced a new business model and started ShareBusiness.
ShareBusiness is an international Staffing & Recruiting company that connects the knowledge and expertise of Dutch professionals to local entrepreneurs in developing countries. As an investor, he participates in profitable and sustainable business cases in developing countries with social and environmental impact.
Alwin Quispel MSc (1987)
Alwin has a Bachelor in Management, Economic and Law and a Masters in International Relations. He has gained experience in business development and management in India and Kenya, working with handicraft entrepreneurs and CSR-consultancy. He has also worked for the sustainability department of SNS Asset Management. In 2013, he graduated on 'the transition to sustainable aquaculture in Ethiopia' and has been working on the development of the aquaculture sector in the country ever since. In 2014, he moved to Addis Ababa to set up the first commercial and sustainable fish farm in the country. Alwin is also a board member for the Ethiopian Aquaculture Association.
Motto: passion, patience and persistence.
Africa Sustainable Aquaculture initiates and develops a commercial and sustainable aquaculture sector, together with local entrepreneurs.
Our focus is on high quality tilapia production for local markets and export, thereby explicitly contributing to nutrition security, employment and capacity building.
CONTACT THE NETHERLANDS
ROYAL TROPICAL INSTITUTE
MAURITSKADE 63, 1092 AD
AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS
T. +31 (6) 21217083
REGIONAL OFFICE ETHIOPIA
BOLE SUBCITY, WOREDA 04, HOUSE NO. 430
ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA
T. +251 (9) 29906574
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