Recently, a pilot project in India, named The Good Ocean, is working to develop an ethical and sustainable supply chain.
Under this project, D’Cruz fabricated a bamboo raft system to co-cultivation seaweed and mussels. Research indicates that the co-cultivation of these species creates a mini-ecosystem.
Mussels encourage the growth of seaweed by filtering out particles and maKin the sunlight accessible to seaweed. Moreover, mussels decrease the salinity of the sea, making the seaweed more resilient.
Other advantages of seaweed cultivation are that it helps reduce the impacts of climate change. It helps regenerate the ocean ecosystem, reduce ocean acidification, and absorb stroms’ energy. There is no need for arable land, fertilizers and fresh water to grow seaweed.
D’Cruz believes that this pilot project will help her make seaweed farming a viable source of income. She wanted to be financially independent. Moreover, she encourages young entrepreneurs and women to earn while addressing climate change.
World Bank’s states show that it y12tois possible to create 100 million jobs with seaweed farming. Moreover, the U.N Food and Agriculture states that seaweed can boost the global food supply by 10%.