Rikalize Reinecke, a 16-year-old student and South African youngest entrepreneur of the year, founded La Pieus Aqua (LPA) in 2016. Her company offers aquaponics system packages and consulting services that rival the best in industry and build a common vision for sustainable food production and agriculture, thereby contributing towards global food security. The company has a highly qualified group of professionals that approach aquaponics with innovative and adaptable designs, consistent project management protocols and the highest level of customer integration.
LPA’s systems are modeled on the concept of environmental responsibility through simplicity in design and ease of use. Regardless of its scope or size, every project benefit from LPA’s dedication and due diligence. Considering every design to be unique, generally, the designs adapt to local conditions, use locally-available materials, and respect local customs and traditions. LPA engages with local suppliers and businesses to facilitate the successful completion of projects. LPA believes this is key to its successful model, as it not only supports local businesses but also facilitates the ease of maintenance and repairs and fills the need for the supply of locally sourced food.
LPA is continuously working on improving its standards and supporting framework by associating with scientists, NGO`s, aquaculture producers, training institutions, retail and foodservice companies and consumers to recognize and strive towards operational excellence in establishing responsible aquaponics systems, processes, and projects.