Mauritius: Aquaponics is a sustainable approach to agriculture, said Minister Gobin

Aquaponics is the combination of Aquaculture and Hydroponics and is a sustainable, efficient, and environmentally safe approach to agriculture, said the Attorney General, Minister of Agro-Industry and Food Security, Maneesh Gobin, on July 1, 2023, at the Food and Agricultural Research and Extension Institute (FAREI), in Réduit.

The Minister was speaking at the launching of the Aquaponic Project funded by the European Union to the tune of EURO 42,000 under the Global Climate Change Alliance Plus (GCCA+) program.

“In an era where we are faced with pressing challenges such as food security, water scarcity, and environmental degradation, Aquaponics offers a sustainable solution towards a stronger agricultural production system,” stated the Minister in his address. He said Aquaponics has the power to transform our communities, protect natural resources, and nourish the growing population.

Speaking about the Aquaponic Project, he highlighted that the main aim is to set up a commercial aquaponic unit at the FAREI to gather technical know-how to enable the research team to set up and manage an aquaponics system for research and training purposes.


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