Chipokosa Tepula, the co-founder of the Kaychi Aquaponics, talks about building the first aquaponics farm in Zambia, how he is going to become a distributor to major retailers, and training farmers in fingerling farming in his region. He also discusses how the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders Initiative is helping him build his business.
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TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE:
- Why Chipkosa applied for the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) (1:46)
- Creating an aquaponics farm (soilless farming) in Zambia (2:15)
- Why it’s important to buy locally made products in Africa (3:52)
- Unique problems setting up a hydroponics/aquaponics farm in Zambia (4:56)
- Winning a grant for his farm (5:45)
- Becoming a big distributor of fingerlings in Zambia’s copper belt (9:00)
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