If the conditions allow it, Antenna Technologies will conduct some field work in order to :
- Supply the farm with new equipment
- Ensure complementary training on the latest methodology improvements, which took place over the past three years. Indeed, during that time the team was cut off from everything.
- Drive distribution commercially, but also through State initiatives such as the national “3 N” programme (Nigerians feed Nigerians).
1st semester 2014
350m2 out of the total available 450m2 have produced 219kg of spirulina, which amounts to a productivity rate of 3.5g/m2/day. Over the first semester, that’s an output around 1,150 children benefitted from.
In March a new pump arrived. In April 100kg of spirulina were handed over to the AECIN (the “Association d’échanges culturels Ile et Vilaine / Niger”) and 45.8kg were donated to the local hospital, so it could be then distributed within health centres. In May and June spirulina was donated to Dr Aïcha from Dogondoutchi Hospital to be distributed for nutritional purposes in the surrounding country side. An additional 1.3kg went to the Targuinca NGO, which distributes the spirulina to the destitute population living in the Agadez region.
A field mission by Antenna may be on the agenda for the end of the year.