Aquaponics - future of Indian agriculture
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Gratitude Farms is a social business based out of Pondicherry.
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Gratitude Farms In Numbers
- Offered trainings – 8
- Total number of participants till date – 93
- Locavore WhatsApp Community – 235
- Active Customers – 36
- Total Number of Plants – 18000
- Plants in Aquaponics System – 12627
What is Aquaponics?Aquaponics is a system of growing plants in the water that is used to cultivate aquatic organisms. Read More
Aquaponics combines fish farming and hydroponics. As the fish eat and grow, they produce waste. The waste-water is given to plants as a fertilizer. The plants absorb the nutrients in the water after which the water is recirculated back to the fish-culture tanks. It is a natural process of growing food. Technically, it is a multi-trophic polyculture food production technology that establishes and benefits from a symbiotic mutualism or interdependence between the cultivation of freshwater fish species and higher (vascular) plants.
- More food with FAR LESS water use (up to 95% water saving)
- More food from less land area (up to 6 times higher yields)
- More food in less time (faster growth rates for crops)
- The highly profitable form of agriculture
- Less energy use
- Less mechanical equipment
- Less technological equipment (or potentially none at all)
- Fewer food miles (local food production is both fresher and cheaper)
- NO pollution of the environment (water, land or atmosphere)
- NO soil erosion, degradation or run-off pollution
- NO chemical fertilizer use. 100% Organic nutrients
- NO use of herbicides and NO pesticides
- Zero carbon footprint. A step towards achieving good food security
- Fewer overheads in terms of weeding, tilling, investments on machinery, irrigation, fertilizing and many more.
- This can be undertaken in any geography and in any season.
- Can generate employment for small and marginal farmers