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Flavien Kouatcha Simo
Founder and CEO of SAVE OUR AGRICULTURE SARL
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2020 Top10 Finalist
Flavien Kouatcha Simo
Founder and CEO of SAVE OUR AGRICULTURE SARL
2022 Top 10
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Flavien is an engineer by training. Father and entrepreneurship advocate, he believes in empowering youth and creating jobs through agriculture. Endowed with a strong leadership that has taken him to the head of important organizations in the agricultural sector, he founded SAVE OUR AGRICULTURE to put innovation at the service of the food industry in Africa. In addition to having collaborated on projects of international organizations (FAO, International Organization for Migration, etc.) with whom he feeds more than 250,000 people every year, the gentleman who is today considered as a pioneer of sustainable agriculture in francophone Africa, is also known as the recipient of several prestigious distinctions.
SAVE OUR AGRICULTURE SARL
Confident of the challenges that affect agriculture in Africa, in particular an inconsistency between the food supply, which is more than 80% rural, and consumption mainly located in large cities, land challenges, high cost and unavailability of suitable logistics, excessive water consumption which accelerates the negative impacts of climate change and the aging workforce which relies on rudimentary and insufficiently profitable agricultural practices in the face of increasingly pronounced population growth, we have designed and patented connected aquaponic units to grow vegetables 3 to 12 times faster in the same space than in traditional agriculture, using fish droppings as natural fertilizers. Practically, our aquaponic units are made up of an animal breeding tank in which the water is enriched thanks to fish droppings, and a culture basin in which the plants permanently receive this enriched water, and thus grow with no chemical.

Our models are suitable for several segments including family, professional or commercial, industrial and educational, since we also want to create agricultural vocations as soon as possible. Our long-term mission is to set up the largest shared network of certified producers on the African continent, so that fish and vegetables are harvested as close as possible to consumers. At this stage, we earn money from the sale of the aquaponic units (54.2% of our income), the sale of consumables which are needed 2 to 4 times a year (38.3%) and the after- sale (7.5%). With the current development of the industrial segment (community aquaponic units), we plan to improve our business model and obtain a fourth source of income, namely commissions on product sales that will come from the aquaponic units that are part of our network.
Mission and Core Value
  • Excellence
  • Innovation
  • Responsibility
  • Team spirit
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