Our individual desire to build a transformational business in the agric space drove each of us to participate in the Kosmos Agritech Challenge. Brought together by that one desire, we dedicated months into exploring the agricultural space in Ghana visiting various farm sites, research institutions and agricultural development institutions. We discovered a lot of
challenges, and a lot more opportunities. What struck us was how marginalised the fisheries sector was in discussions pertaining to development in agric.
Fish makes up 60% of the protein consumed in Ghana, the country has a high domestic demand for fish and has one of the highest consumption per capita in the world (20 – 25kg/year). However, the fisheries value chain is facing challenges including but not limited to logistical inefficiencies, improper cold storage, predatory buying from middlemen and lack of financial and technological support.
The team identified these challenges after interviewing and observing fish farmers and fisherfolks, distributors, middlemen, development agencies, feed producers and regulatory bodies. At the end of the research, Roseline Nketsiah, Emmanuel Tetteh Apeku, Alex Calvin Gbetie, and Caroline Pomeyie who formed the team, birthed ProFish Ghana Limited, to provide support that will transform the fisheries sector leveraging on innovation and technology.
ProFish Ghana Limited was officially established and registered on August 15th 2018 as a limited liability company, and is running several projects at various nodes of the fisheries industry. Today, it has three co-founders: Emmanuel Tetteh Apeku, Alex Calvin Gbetie and Benjamin Aflakpui (who joined in mid-2018). This core team of three has been committed to achieving the company’s goal of creating relevant solutions for the fisheries industry as a business.
MISSION STATEMENT: Promote food security by leveraging innovation and technology to transform the fisheries industry.
VISION STATEMENT: To be the best and first choice for seafood needs, nurture the best relationships in the fisheries industry, and build the largest distribution network in Africa for seafood.
Address: 191 1st Kotobabi road, Accra
Phone: +233 (0)54 670 1055