U.S.-based Zoetic Global to help manage aquaponics program in Ghana

Jerome Ringo
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The first half of 2016 will see the launch of a major aquaponics program jointly overseen by Ghana's Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development (MOFAD) and U.S.-based Zoetic Global.

The program, recently green-lighted by MOFAD Minister Sherri Ayittey, will provide food production, as well as fish farming, research and workforce training at sites in the Volta, Brong-Ahafo, Eastern, Upper East and Western regions of Ghana -- with the ultimate goal of aquaponics programs established throughout Ghana.

"Zoetic is excited to be working closely with the ministry, aquaculturists and farmers in Ghana," Zoetic CEO Jerome Ringo said. "We greatly appreciate the efforts by Minister Ayittey to identify and support meaningful innovations like these, helping keep her country positioned as a regional leader."

Ayittey said aquaponics could lead to a number of positive advances in Ghana.

"We believe the science of aquaponics holds real potential for Ghana in addressing land-management issues and overcoming resource challenges facing inland fisheries,"  Ayittey said. "Zoetic has offered strong solutions and a readiness to engage my team to make these efforts successful."

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