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Two-Day Training on Aquaponics

Duration : 2 days (Residential)
Date : Coming Soon
Training Fee : Rs. 8,000 + GST

What is Aquaponics ?
Aquaponics is a system of growing plants/crops in water that is used to cultivate aquatic organisms –it is thus a combination of fish farming and hydroponics. As the fish eat and grow, they produce waste. The waste-infused water is used as fertilizers for the plants, which in turn absorb the nutrients from the water. The water is then re-circulated back to the fish culture thanks thereby serving as a natural cycle of cultivation.

What Are The Benefits of Aquaponics?

  • Water usage is significantly lower (up to 95% of the water is saved)
  • Offers a higher density (up to 4 to 6 times higher yields)
  • Is a highly profitable form of agriculture
  • Yields high quality organic produce
  • 100% organic nutrients –free of chemical fertilizers /pesticides
  • Environmentally friendly (less energy use, no pollution, no soil damage)
  • Requires minimal mechanical equipment
  • Requires lower input costs
  • Can be undertaken in any geography during any season
  • Can generate employment-at-scale for marginal farmers

In many ways, aquaponics could be called the solution to food security in our country. Irrigable land is rapidly decreasing, water conservation is a major requirement and the need for affordable organic vegetables is rising by the day.

 

Details
Duration

Venue

Two days (Residential)

Sharanam (a pristine residential training facility in the outskirts of outside Pondicherry, near Lake Ousteri)

Language English, Hindi, Tamil
Objectives ·         To understand the theory and technicalities of the ultra-efficient system of aquaponics

·         To be able to design, set up, and operate a domestic-scale aquaponics system suitable for family organic farming

·         To introduce commercial-scale aquaponics food production systems and learn about their current challenges

Major Topics  

·         An Introduction to Aquaponics Organic Farming

·         Fish-Culture Tank Design and The Different Types of Fish

·         Plant Culture Techniques and Plant Types

·         Cost-effective Construction Technologies and Designs for a Small-scale Aquaponics System

·         The Nitrification Cycle

·         Water Chemistry and Water-Testing Techniques

·         Other Important Ratios

·         Integrated Pest Management

Max No. of Participants 30
Training Fees Rs. 8,000

40% introductory discount for farmers, ex-Servicemen (ESM) and students (Rs. 4800)

Fee includes:

·         Training and Training Manuals

·         Stay at Sharanam for up to two nights, and all meals / snacks for two days

·         Local travel (pick-up and drop from bus / railway station / airport)

·         FREE online mentoring of domestic-scale aquaponics systems for one year

 

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