𝗦𝗲𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝘄𝗲𝗯𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗿 𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲:
An innovative farming technique, aquaponics has the potential to address some of the great problems for humanity and the planet. Aquaponics addresses the growing need to supply cities and remote regions with fresh food. This ranges from vegetables to high quality animal protein, possible through the combination with aquaculture practices.
The scientific advances of aquaponic and supporting techniques in recent years have allowed to intensify production, maximizing usage in reduced spaces, while drastically reducing water consumption and waste. By running in a closed circuit where water is constantly and fully recycled, it provides higher and more sustainable yields than conventional farming techniques.
Recirculation aquaculture systems (RAS) allow a closed and fully sustainable cycle. Fish being grown provide nutrients to the water, which instead of being discarded (through dilution) are used as natural fertilizer, which allow for the system to benefit from the presence of plants. Plants reduce the concentration of these nutrients, grow healthily and close the cycle while turning water discharge unnecessary and even undesirable.
Aquaponics is a symbiotic ecosystem between aquatic animals, microorganisms and plants, leveraging on natural processes, leaving synthetic fertilizers, pesticides and medication absent. It is probably one of the best examples of applied circular economy, the “farm to fork” strategy and food sustainability.
Recent studies point to an annual global market growth of 12.9% in the coming years, being expected to account for 55 billion USD by 2027. Marketed differences are found between USA and Europe. In this webinar we addressed success cases from both continents and bring you the global perspective from the business association from the industry.