At AgInno Institute we’re applying state-of-the-art agricultural research to the problem of global food security. We believe that innovative solutions are required to develop sustainable techniques for individuals and communities in developing countries. Our research and pilot programs will establish solutions, including local mastery development, that are scalable and can be readily reapplied.
Our current research includes an exploratory tilapia pond at Mision El Faro in Puenta de Palma, Guatemala. We began in October, 2016, with approximately 1300 tilapia fingerlings. We successfully harvested over 700 adult tilapia in July 2017 and are now on batch number two. We plan to continue to optimize the production cost and will be starting breeding this winter (2018). Additionally, we are currently funding research at Purdue University to develop a sustainable fish feed based on non-fish protein sources (contract signed in December 2017). We believe this will enable lower-cost, locally sourceable feed for reapplication to other sites. We also plan to develop the opportunity and best practices to develop local businesses in both fish and feed production.