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US (PA): 250,000 sq. ft. aquaponic farm to be set up in Luzerne County

Upward Farms is planning to add a new vertical farm to its network. The new 250,000-square-foot facility, located in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, is slated to be complete and operational in early 2023 — providing microgreens and hybrid striped bass to consumers throughout the Northeast and beyond.…

Norway: New 15.000m2 farm to supply the country’s 5 biggest cities

“We decided to make a change in Norway first. Since the cold impacts grower’s potential in agriculture, we wanted to offer a way to extend this to year-round growing. One of the key components to do so is using renewable energy,” says Thomas Apelthun, co-founder of Vertical Agri. Vertical Agri is a…

Antigua and Barbuda yield success with aquaponics

The quiet residential area of Upper Renfrew in St John’s is home to Indies Greens, the island’s only aquaponics farm and training center. This farm and training facility was established in 2016 to tackle the growing demand for fish products on the twin islands. The Food and Agriculture Organization of…

US (HI): University receives $500,000 grant to expand aquaponics training

Aquaponics training at the University of Hawaiʻi Maui College has received $500,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). It is one of eight grants totaling $3.9 million for rural economic development projects and is part of NIFA’s Agriculture and…

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An ontology model to represent aquaponics 4.0 system’s knowledge

To enhance the production capabilities of the aquaponics system and maximize crop yield on a commercial level, integration of Industry 4.0 technologies is needed. Industry 4.0 is a strategic initiative characterized by the fusion of emerging technologies such as big data and analytics, internet of…

Zambian entrepreneur designs mobile aquaponic systems

Entrepreneur Dorcas Lukwesa grew up on her grandparent's farm in Zambia, now she's building a social enterprise there around movable smart gardens made of bamboo for farmers with limited space, limited soil and less water.  Lukwesa, founder of Mobile Aquaponics and a CAMFED Association member studying at EARTH…

Aquaponics: where fish grow food

Take a look at the Dutch aquaponics start-up Phood Farm, which uses fish manure as a fertilizer for plants - a throwback to an ancient system of closed-loop farming that’s bringing fresh food to modern tables.

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Liberia: Students grow fish and vegetables in new aquaponics project

The HILA (Heritage International Leadership Academy) in Liberia launched the first functional aquaponics project in the country on Wednesday, December 15th. HILA selected tilapia, a fish enjoyed by millions around the world and conventional nutritious vegetables such as lettuce, cabbage, and pepper for…

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Can hemp be used as fish feed?

Central State University researchers are aiming to create more opportunities in hemp and aquaculture with a recently funded project. An Agriculture and Food Research Initiative grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, will support the project which seeks to get hemp grain…

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FAO launches project to formulate sustainable aquaculture strategy in Jordan

The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation (MOPIC), and Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA) launched a project funded by FAO to formulate a sustainable aquaculture strategy in Jordan.Representatives from the Aqaba…

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China: The center of Guangzhou city welcomes Huacheng Farm

Guangzhou citizens do not have to go to rural areas to experience agriculture anymore; in the center of the city, they can observe the latest forms of modern agriculture up close.  Experience world-class planting technologyThere is always a misunderstanding that Guangzhou, a modern city, has no agriculture.…

Pasco County tech students collaborate on aquaponics lab

The new lab at Wendell Krinn Technical High School is about a lot more than just fish big tanks. “It’s looking really good. I’ve never seen something like this in a high school," said student Gabe Coates. Students at Pasco County’s first tech high school are collaborating on something called aquaponics.…

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Indoor farm expands aquaponic offering with fish and lobster for New York distribution

Indoor vertical farming company Upward Farms, which currently sells its microgreens across New York City Whole Foods Market locations, has announced its hybrid striped bass is now available to restaurants and consumers in partnership with Greenpoint Fish and Lobster in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. This marks…

How to master aquaponics

To understand aquaponics, you have to understand aquaculture, hydroponics, and bacteria. Karla Garcia with Hort Americas gives us the main points to begin to understand all that works together for aquaponics to be successful.

Going green: Saving water and making money in Greenback

In Greenback, Tennessee, a family farm turns a profit by saving water. Eco-Rich said its lettuce tastes better, lasts longer, and could help cities struggling to feed their people. “We can produce over a ton of lettuce a week, and lettuce doesn’t weigh much,” Eco-Rich Farm’s co-owner Jeff Dean said. “If…

Combining vertical farming and aquaponics

In the Upward Farms indoor farm, you will see stacks of microgreens, a nutrient-dense crop, growing atop fish tanks — a style of gardening called vertical aquaponics. They are able to avoid the use of toxic pesticides and herbicides by planting in a way that ensures a healthy harvest naturally. Their…

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A 2 hectare aquaponics greenhouse is being built in Bahrain

A new 2-hectare aquaponics greenhouse is being built in Bahrain. The greenhouse is a second-phase expansion; in 2016, a 1-hectare aquaponics greenhouse was already built. The farm already standing has played an important role in the food supply of the region. Once the expansion is ready, the greenhouses…

Pennsylvania University uses hundreds of fish to grow plants

At Pennsylvania University, fish grow in an aquaponics system together with leafy greens. Andrew German, Herban Farms managing partner, says aquaponics is an "untapped resource" that results in fresh, local produce. 

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Greenhouse in Shanghai successfully plants bananas on water

At Kaitaiyu Base in Shanghai, a special greenhouse has been built inside another greenhouse for tropical fruits. In this greenhouse, bananas are growing aquaponically. Although it can be cold in the winter, the temperature in the greenhouse can be kept at 10°C and even above in this way. Moreover, the…

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EU funds Finnish aquaponics project

An aquaponics research project at the Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences in Finland has secured EU funding. The funding will allow the creation of a feasibility study, small-scale laboratory testing, and the construction of a pilot plant to develop and monitor the performance of the system.…

Walking through an aquaponic system

Not sure where to start designing your own aquaponics system? YouTuber the New Agrarian created a video to explain the layout of their system this year, along with several tips and tricks to help make your own aquaponics system. Have a look at the video below.    


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