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The Farm

Before our farm was in operation, most of the villagers were already aqua-farmers to begin with. But the lack of proper infrastructure prevented them from expanding and improving their yields, keeping things at a subsistence level.

Now, with their knowledge and experience accumulated over their many years at their profession, they help manage the farm and oversee the entire business process to ensure everything runs smoothly.

The community remains fully involved in our process and contributes towards the farm through various means such as engaging in carpentry or electrical work.

They also help with the building accommodation for the farm, doing repairs of the perimeter fencing, and staying on the farm 24/7 to look after the daily farming chores.

We partner up with the locals to help set up distribution channels for our seafood to the community at special prices to cater to their needs by keeping it affordable. By keeping the cost of distribution low, we get a chance to directly help improve their quality of life.

A Quest For Rapid Expansion

While our business sits at its infancy of 30 new ponds in Sri Lanka, we are constantly in the process of building and acquiring more farms around the area to achieve greater economies of scale. Not content on operating in just Sri Lanka, our intention is to expand our farms to various countries over the next few years. With a wider reach to different markets and a lower cost of production, we can continue to sustain our inclusive business model. 

Why Our Farms Are Different

Unlike many other aqua-cultural farms that places emphasis on short term yields, we build our farms in areas largely untouched by development and focus more on providing the proper conditions for growth, paying particular attention to reducing the stress on our produce and minimising pollution.

Factors such as water maintenance or the type of feed we use to culture the fish comes is paramount as we strive to maintain the high quality of our seafood. We also reduce stress on our produce to ensure higher growth rates and reduced mortality on our farms.