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Aquaponic kits to make growing more accessible to Japanese growers

"While there is an increasing interest in aquaponics businesses in Japan as awareness of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) grows, the lack of clarity on the necessary scale and costs often leads to extensive time and cost investments during the research and consideration phases" Kengo Hamada with the Japanese company Aquaponi Co says. This is why the company developed The Aquaponi Farm Plan: ten complete aquaponic kits. "This allows individuals and businesses to choose according to their objectives and budgets, speeds up the process, and brings aquaponic growth within reach."

"Happy people and planet through Aquaponics" is the slogan of the Japanese company Aquaponi, based in Yokohama, Kanagawa.

Aquaponics, in which hydroponic cultivation is combined with aquaculture, has gained attention for its water-saving benefits and high productivity, reducing environmental impact compared to traditional soil cultivation.

The newly released models, Aquaponi Farm Plans, combine hydroponic cultivation and fish farming, target a diverse range of sizes and budgets, and are available in 10 sizes: from 10 to over 4,000 square meters. "We can answer numerous purposes such as collaborative farming, tourism, and demonstration parcs," Kengo says.

In addition to the existing solar and LED models, a new Trailer House LED model has been introduced. "This reduces the initial investment by nearly 10%, facilitating a cost-effective introduction to aquaponics", the team says, adding this has been done by diversifying procurement routes and securing cost-effective equipment globally. "This risk-diversified procurement strategy ensures a stable supply."

"Moreover, by pre-selecting plans tailored to sectors with high demand for aquaponics, such as collaborative farming and tourism, we aim to streamline the estimation and planning process, reducing the time from inquiry to decision-making by approximately one month."

Aquaponi Co was found in 2014 and draws from experiences in designing and constructing 40 farms throughout Japan. Leveraging practical knowledge gained from various-sized farms and two in-house farms in Fujisawa City, the company has developed a high-performance system with a focus on cost-effectiveness.

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