Is aquaponics a possible answer to climate change?

As the world buckles under the brunt of climate change and worsening weather patterns, which have devastating effects on the agricultural sector, aquaponics farming may just end up being humanity’s salvation.

It’s a food production system that couples aquaculture with hydroponics, where nutrient-rich aquaculture water is fed to hydroponically grown plants.
This is exactly the thinking that led humanitarian development organization Inmed SA and its partner, snack giant Mondelēz International, on a quest to not only find sustainable ways to feed poor communities but also to teach a man how to fish.

At the Inmed Aquaponics Enterprise Farm in Vanderbijlpark, the organizations are using aquaponics to grow Catfish, Tilapia fish, cherry tomatoes, and lettuce, which are sold to feed poor communities, but also for the communities to grow to earn a living and feed themselves.


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