Aquaponics now in Barbados @ The Baird’s Village

 

Barbados LD Aquaponics & Organic Farming in Baird’s Village

This project comes from a small village in the interior of Barbados where a group of community people have formed a CBO to focus on sustainable farming activities. The goal of the project is “to create a community aquaponics enterprise which sells aquaponics technology and produces organic food and fish for local consumption and sale”. The objectives are to: (i) “develop and promote sound standards and a certification process for an aquaponics industry in Barbados”; (ii) develop the capacity of the Baird’s Village Aquaponics Association (BVAA) in the areas of organisational development, management and good governance in order to build a strong and cohesive group; (iii) establish and manage nine production units and one demonstration farm which will produce organic produce and fish for local consumption and sale; and (iv) develop and implement a production, sales and marketing strategy which will transform the BVAA into a successful small business enterprise.

Haiti Aquaponics Project – Nelson and Pade, Inc.

Published on 6 Aug 2012

http://www.aquaponics.com

The Living Food Bank® is a unique aquaponic food production system that provides a continuous supply of fresh fish and vegetables, grown aquaponically. The Living Food Bank® was designed for missions and social projects in developing countries, urban areas and other places that traditional agriculture doesn’t work or access to fresh food isn’t available. The Living Food Bank® produces a high volume of fresh food in a small space, using minimal resources. This reduces the reliance on imported food rations for feeding programs in developing countries while providing higher quality, more nutritional food.

A Living Food Bank® includes the complete aquaponic system and crop protection, designed for local climate conditions and crop choices, plus a complete energy system (solar panels, battery bank and generator back-up). A Living Food Bank® can be set up anywhere, to provide fresh fish and vegetables to those in need.

The first Living Food Bank® aquaponic system is set up in Haiti at the Northwest Haiti Christian Mission in St. Louis Du Nord. The system at NWHCM will be housed in a tropical greenhouse. The aquaponic system is designed to grow tilapia, a fresh water fish and a variety of vegetables. In addition, field crops such as corn and potatoes will be grown in the soil using excess, nutrient-rich, system water. Executive Director of the mission, Janeil Owen, is collaborating with Nelson and Pade, Inc. in developing aquaponics in Haiti and expanding the use of the Living Food Bank® throughout Haiti.

Since soil is not necessary to grow crops in aquaponics; the system can be set up nearly anywhere. The biological process that makes aquaponics work relies on beneficial microbes that naturally occur everywhere to convert the fish waste into water soluble nutrients that the plants use. Filtration components in the aquaponic system simply provide habitat for the microbes and removal of the solid fish waste, which can then be used to fertilize soil crops.

CATFISH FARMING

 

Published on 15 Oct 2012

It’s one of the few species of fish that has no scales on its body. It derives its name catfish from the whiskers that resemble those of the cat. In Kenya catfish is becoming more common as more people prefer this species whenever they venture into fish farming. Cat fish is more common in western Kenya and Meru regions. But central province and in particular Kiambu, it has become part of their staple food thanks to Jambo Fish Farm.

Aquaponics: Benefits, Case Studies & Implications for Urban Planning

 

Published on 11 Jan 2015

Aquaponics: Benefits, Case Studies & Implications for Urban Planning (Architecture and Design Scotland Pecha Kucha event 2014)

Aquaponics is being touted as the solution for food security. By 2050, 70% of the world’s population will live in urban areas. With this comes the problem of feeding the growing population, and it is compounded with the lack of arable land and the amount of water traditional farming uses.

The benefits of aquaponics are many: reducing the amount of fertilizer used in agriculture and potential polluting runoff, providing fresh produce as well as giving a chance for local communities to empower themselves. In this video, there are numerous case studies to provide example of how aquaponics has been implemented successfully on a commercial scale. The implications for urban planning is huge.

The video “PechaKucha 21 Pretty Vacant: Sinead Fortune – The Power of Fish Poo” by Architecture + Design Scotland can be found https://vimeo.com/107270667, usage terms under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0

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Aquaponic Gardening Rules of Thumb

aquaponicgardening.com/…/AquaponicGardening-Rules-of-Thumb.pdf

for beginning aquaponic gardeners. Dr. Lennard has earned one of the few PhDs in aquaponics in the world, and he currently runs a consulting practice called …

Wilson Lennard, Aquaponic Solutions at the SCRT

 

 

Growing Fish in Greenhouses

Uploaded on 6 May 2009

Milwaukee’s Growing Power, a community-based urban food center, is using plants as natural water filters for raising yellow perch. Fred Binkowski, an aquaculture specialist with the University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute, provides technical advice on the experimental effort.
www.growingpower.org
www.seagrant.wisc.edu