Our Farm

About Bustan

Bustan Aquaponics is the first commercial aquaponics farm established in Egypt in 2011. We believe in growing healthy and fresh farm vegetables and fish with a focus on sustainability, clean energy and great taste. Our pesticide-free produce is grown in a locally developed and ecologically balanced system using 90% less water than traditional farming practices. From our farm to your table, we deliver the highest quality aquaponic grown vegetables and herbs, antibiotic and hormone-free Nile Tilapia, hand-picked Manzanilla olive oil, and free-range Begawi chicken eggs to local retailers and restaurants year-round.

Bustan Aquaponics also provides aquaponic farming consulting services throughout the Middle East. We specialize in desert farming solutions to help build environmentally sustainable communities and work closely with non-profit organizations and culinary institutions to strengthen our local food movement.


Our Story

Bustan Aquaponics was founded in Cairo, Egypt in 2011. Inspired by the events shaping Egypt’s January 25th Revolution and a love for fishing and farming, founder Faris Farrag had a vision to better feed Egypt’s growing population. The idea was to build a controlled and sustainable system – 100% sourced and manufactured in Egypt – that would address agriculture issues facing desert areas.

Located just outside Cairo, Bustan Aquaponics has introduced new forms of environmentally friendly technology and clean farming practices to grow premium vegetables and fish efficiently and with limited resources. With the support for cleaner, healthier food growing, we continue to research and develop our aquaponic culture with plans to expand the system on a far larger scale. We believe that Egypt can be more sustainable and that the food we eat should always be healthy, local and fresh.


Our Team

The power of Bustan Aquaponics is in our people. From seed to harvest, our talented and dedicated team is passionate about producing clean, great-tasting food to better our community and environment. Together, our diverse backgrounds, unique skill-sets and areas of expertise shape the values we’ve built upon and continue to grow at Bustan. We are committed to innovation and sustainability and a healthy and strong food system in Egypt and beyond.

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