Onida consists of an assembly of experts with over 35 years of worldwide experience, establishing itself as a major group in the Aquaculture & Agriculture arena. The company provides comprehensive project planning, construction, management, and technical support services in the following fields: Aquaculture, Greenhouse & Crop Protection, and Poultry Farming.
Onida’s expertise in implementing and developing entire agricultural projects begins from the initial concept stage, through design, to construction and operation. Onida covers every aspect of practical agricultural practice and business, including:
Entering each new project requires an initial site survey to be done by our experts, as it is crucial to measure the needs of a new project against the merits of a potential location. This step is relevant for all investors be it private or government looking to expand and develop on a national and/or international scale.
An evaluation and analysis of the potential of a proposed project, which is based on extensive research to support the process in its entirety. This step aims to uncover strengths and weaknesses of an existing business or proposed venture and/or opportunities
This refers to the process from the very beginning in which our team in involved with every step of the way, from construction to operation. This includes blueprints, drawings, business plans, and more which all aim to ensure that all activities are organized to achieve a desired goal with efficiency and effectiveness.
The company specializes in development such as this, with the focus being on constructing and implementing a project so that it can be sold to a potential buyer or government organization as a completed product.
Throughout our projects, we use advanced modern technology which has been developed and tested in Israel; a country that has become a pioneer in the latest technological innovations in agriculture and aquaculture around the world. Once established in a project, our team makes sure to work hand-in-hand with the team in the field in order to ensure a smooth transfer of skills and know-how.
Our organization puts a high focus on defining what the best strategy and direction is for each undertaking, making decisions and allocating resources in order to pursue excellence. Our experts and consultants work tirelessly in organizing, analyzing, and implementing the best direction moving forward to achieve maximum results.
Our story begins in Africa, specifically Kenya during the early 1980's. This was at a time when there was very limited work and know-how with greenhouse development, and was extremely untouched when discussing advanced technologies within this field.
Gradually, the region started seeing more and more greenhouses spread across various locations, whereby our large scale and industrial involvement, today spanning all over the globe, has brought major change and development.
Today East Africa is considered a global and central hub in the agricultural arena of flower and vegetable growing in modern greenhouse structures, with over 3,500 Hectares of greenhouses spread across the numerous nations.
Kenya alone is one of the leading exporter of roses around the world, and this is directly related to the experts of the company that created a key trading sector that is globally recognized in the world today.
Our team has specialized in unique techniques and various projects from the early 1990’s, spanning from various points in the world including South America, Israel, the US, and China to name a few. In Africa, and specifically in Nigeria, the sector of fish farming is quickly on the rise. Since fish is the main source of protein in the region, the Nigerian government has decided to focus on this industry in order to satisfy the population demand for fish, including barramundi, tilapia, and catfish to name a few of the species being grown in Open Ponds and Recirculated Aquaculture Systems.
This significant development in the region is also to decrease the millions of dollars spent on importing frozen fish every year, while becoming a global player within the growing interest and need for Aquaculture and fish farming. Each farm is built with the purpose of producing about 1,000 ton per year, whereby creating more of these farms will unquestionably have a direct impact on the amount of money spent by the Nigerian government (and various African governments in general) on having to import frozen fish, whilst creating a market for local, and with time, foreign consumption.
In accordance with the sustainability theme that the company tries to apply, Onida encourages all of its employees to learn and educate themselves as there is serious potential for growth in the company and its local projects.
Many of the projects that we implement begin at the very first stage, and runs through all the way down to operating the farms two years after being constructed. Within this timeframe the knowhow and skills are transferred by educating the local community and villages about the methods, the technology used, and growing techniques that are crucial for the longevity and success of the projects.