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Dave Okech

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Leader Dave Okech from 2022 Leaders Africa.

Founder and CEO, AquaRech

Kenya

Dave Okech is the founder and CEO of AquaRech, an agtech social enterprise focused on ensuring sustainable and inclusive growth of the aquaculture industry through mobile applications and climate-smart technologies. He is passionate about encouraging smallholder fish farmers to profitably produce food while keeping it accessible and affordable to millions of people, and believes that by doing so, Africa can achieve food and nutrition security in inclusive and sustainable ways. Dave recently developed a mobile application that has enhanced production for fish farmers by 60 percent and allowed women and young people to access fish markets without resorting to the practice of jaboya, also known as "sex for fish."

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