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Aqua Shops to feature on BBC Worldwide documentary
12 April 2012

The RIU-backed Aqua Shop project is to be featured on the BBC Horizons documentary entitled 'Food Sustainability'. The episode explores fish supplies and the sustainable farming initiatives that are taking place around Lake Victoria in Kenya.

The documentary series focuses on the biggest business challenges facing the planet in the future and how mankind will solve them through cutting edge science, research and technology. The aim is to take audiences on a journey and provide a 'voyage of discovery'. The RIU-backed FIPS-Africa and Shujaaz were featured in the first series of Horizons.

Horizons presenter, Adam Shaw, described the programme's remit:
"We're in search of people and businesses that are trying to solve the major challenges of the next decade and looking at the developments which could change the world."
Andy Frost, RIU Deputy Director, said:
"The BBC has so far selected three of our projects for inclusion in the Horizons programme. This is a great validation of our investment choices.

We set out to fund groundbreaking projects that had the potential to bring research into use at scale. The BBC clearly shares our view about the value of these projects and I congratulate Aqua Shops on being selected for the upcoming broadcast."
The second Horizons series is made up of twenty episodes, each focusing on a different global issue and environmental challenge.

Broadcast details: BBC Worldwide channel on 2 June 2012 also see

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