Our farm is located in the district of Commewijne in Suriname, South America. The farm can be reached by road but also by the river. Our land is about 330 hectares which we are in the process of cultivating. We are focused on growing high quality fish and Acaí.
We are the first aquaculture farm in Suriname that is capable of breeding our own fish. This is a significant milestone for our company because we are not dependent from international breeders anymore.
We refresh water continuously to ensure the best possible water quality and high dissolved oxygen values. This in combination with high quality feed we are able to produce a better quality fish in less time then our competitors.
In combination with Omicron Seafood n.v. we bring the highest quality Tambaqui to the market. Omicron is a SQF level 3 certified plant who exports fish all across the world. This unique partnership gives us a significant competitive advantage over the competition.
We started growing lettuce in the beginning of august 2016. We saw that there was a demand for all natural pesticide free locally grown lettuce and we thought that we could deliver that for our community.
At our farm we grow lettuce using a hydroponic system in a greenhouse that we designed and built ourself. This with a few other techniques allow us to provide our customers a continuous supply of high quality lettuce.
This project started as a test to see how this variety of passionfruit would grow in the soil on our farm. We started with 60 plants and we saw that it was growing very well. We then expanded our crop with about 400 more plants which should start giving fruits in the middle of 2017. We clean around our plants by hand and we only use biological pesticide repellents to keep away unwanted insects and diseases.
This is our nursery which has about 17,000 Acaí palms for our Acaí plantation. We use a advanced irrigation system to control the amount of water that the sprinklers emit. Fertilisation is also closely monitored to maximise growth.