Sustainable Seaweed Cultivation for Livelihood, Agriculture and Animal Nutrition

USAID and India to imporve low-cost innovations with African countries.

Sustainable Seaweed Cultivation for Livelihood, Agriculture and Animal Nutrition

This activity scales up AquAgri’s seaweed processing capacity to produce organic fertilizer and concentrate the fertilizer sap to be exported to select African countries. This project will partner with multiple agriculture input companies in Africa to market and sell this innovative product in Africa. This low cost, highly effective fertilizer will be tested in seven African countries where standard application procedures will be developed for key food security crops. The expansion of this program will support small landless farmers in Southern India who produce the seaweed and increase agricultural productivity through the availability of a low-cost organic fertilizer in Africa.


  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.

    U.S. foreign assistance has...

  • AquAgri Processing

    Service Providers
    India | Staff size: 51-100

    AquAgri Processing Private Limited has developed new technologies to cultivate and harvest natural sea plants. The cultivated and processed sea plants are used to produce value-added products...

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Key Information

LocationSouthern Africa, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Mozambique
  • Start Date 2013
  • End Date 2016
  • ValueUSD 3.56 Million