Aquaponics – An African solution to world problems

As we celebrate World Environment Day, it is a sobering thought to think that our world is currently facing the largest food shortage since World War I as a significant portion of the world’s wheat, corn and barley is trapped in Russia and Ukraine as a result of the ongoing war, while an even larger portion of the world’s fertilizers is stuck in Russia and Belarus. Global food and fertilizer prices are also soaring.

Food security has never been more critical, and the good news is that one global NGO, INMED Partnerships for Children, represented in South Africa by INMED South Africa, is making a world of difference by providing an African Solution to world problems.

INMED Aquaponics® is a unique adaptive agriculture method bringing together aquaculture (fish farming) and hydroponics (soilless crop production) in a closed system that uses 90% less water than traditional agriculture – making it ideal for use in arid areas where many vulnerable communities live.

With INMED Aquaponics®, there is no need for fertilizer. The fish do all the work to nourish plentiful, chemical-free produce year-round for a hungry world. INMED SA Director Unathi Sihlahla says we used to talk about African solutions to African problems, but we should be talking about African solutions to world problems. “With Aquaponics, we have a solution that can be replicated around the world.”


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