SeaNutri’s mission is to establish Aqua-Agriculture as a sustainable livelihood vertical for the coastal communities by creating viable and scalable business models, whilst operating in a manner that is environmentally responsible and beneficial to society on the whole.
We will strive to maximize shareholder value, provide opportunities for growth and improvement to our employees provide creative and competitive solutions to our business partners and above all provide a sustainable livelihood opportunity to the self help cultivation groups who are our partners in this endeavor.
The sea plant cultivation is a financially viable and sustainable model for the grower and offers an attractive livelihood opportunity for the coastal communities. In order to scale-up the business, a model for multi-stake holder partnerships has been established involving the Self-Help Groups, Supporting NGOs, Government Developmental Agencies, Nationalized Banks and the Company.
The basic technology for the cultivation and subsequent processing of sea plants (in particular Kappaphycus Alvarezii) was developed and sourced from Central Salt and Marine Chemical Research Institute (CSMCRI, Bhavnagar). CSMCRI invented a unique process (US Patent No 6,893,479; Indian Patent No. 224,938) of liquefying the fresh seaweed and deriving two products in an integrated manner, one being a granular residue rich in k-carrageenan and the other being the plant sap rich in potash and plant nutrients.
Aqua-Agriculture has the potential of becoming a new employment vertical industry like agriculture, animal husbandry and fishing. Food needs of the poor maybe met through land based crops, however nutritional needs will have to be supplemented by natural, organic resources available in the sea or aqua-agriculture.