Rapid assessment of water quality to support fish farming in Ghana


GCRF AgriFood Africa Innovation Awards Round 6





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About the project

UK-registered Partner: Molendotech Limited – Simon Jackson
Africa-registered Partner: The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Ghana – Etorno Agbeko

The project will look to strengthen aquatic environmental health monitoring systems with a focus on aquaculture development zones. This will be achieved by utilising the Molendotech novel Bacterisk+ technology to routinely analyse water quality for Gram negative bacteria associated with anthropogenic pollution and aquatic disease.

This project will facilitate the deployment and use of Bacterisk+ kits at selected fish farming sites in Ghana to rapidly assess water quality and compare with traditional culture results. The aim of the project is to build capability within Ghanaian responsible authorities to rapidly monitor the ecological health of waterbodies to support sustainable aquaculture production and consumption. A secondary aim is to provide training to the Ghanaian regulators in the use of the new technology.


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