Egypt-Based Bustan Aquaponics Helping Egypt’s Food Security
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Egypt-Based Bustan Aquaponics Helping Egypt’s Food Security

Bustan Aquaponics Looks To Create Food Security In Egypt Bustan Aquaponics is providing a much-needed alternative to Egypt’s traditional agriculture paradigm. Egypt has historically been called the ‘gift of the Nile’ and enjoyed a rich agricultural tradition. However, in recent years, Egypt has been facing two huge factors making it very food insecure, a rising...

On December 13, 2017December 13, 2017by
Citizen Farm Uses Food Waste To Grow Insects For Its Aquaponics Fish Food
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Citizen Farm Uses Food Waste To Grow Insects For Its Aquaponics Fish Food

Citizen Farm in Queenstown, Singapore Uses Closed-Loop Approach To Feeding Its Fish Citizen Farm is trying to take Closed Loop aquaponics to the next level by creating a way to sustainably provide protein-rich food for their fish. They use their on-farm produce waste, along with that from local restaurants and grocers to grow Black Soldier...

On November 29, 2017November 29, 2017by
“Everyone Deserves Organics”: Aquaponics Is USDA Organic!
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“Everyone Deserves Organics”: Aquaponics Is USDA Organic!

After much debate, the USDA has decided that hydroponic and aquaponic farms could remain eligible for the USDA Organic certification – phew! After almost 7 years of overall uncertainty on whether hydroponic and aquaponic farming, both “soilless” methods, deserved to be eligible for USDA Organic certification, the National Organic Safety Board (NOSB) and the USDA...

Berlin Just Got Little Fishier
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Berlin Just Got Little Fishier

Berlin Farm Raises Fish and Plants In Downtown. In 2014, Ecofriendly Farmsystems (ECF), launched one of Europe’s biggest aquaponics farms right in the heart of the Berlin. The expansive greenhouse, built on the site of an old malting plant, is home to thousands of pots of basil and 13 fish tanks stocked with perch. The...

On October 30, 2017October 30, 2017by
Johannesburg Has A New Rooftop Farm; 100 More Planned
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Johannesburg Has A New Rooftop Farm; 100 More Planned

Johannesburg Rooftop Farm Project Could Spark 100 More Farms Johannesburg in South Africa is making splashes for it’s new Rooftop Farm located on the top of the Chamber of Mines building. The Urban Agriculture Initiative opened up this first farm. Their goal is to create a vibrant agricultural ecosystem by innovatively repurposing disused rooftops and...

On October 24, 2017October 24, 2017by
Top Ten Lessons Learned from a Urban Aquaponics Commercial Build
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Top Ten Lessons Learned from a Urban Aquaponics Commercial Build

As we close in on the end of the buildout of our pilot farm at the Sprout Food Hub in Meriden we took the time to reflect on what we learned through this process. We’re happy with our progress and the outcome given this is our first time ever in a warehouse environment and this...

On July 13, 2017July 13, 2017by
People of Gaza Strip Turn to Rooftop Aquaponics
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People of Gaza Strip Turn to Rooftop Aquaponics

Times of war are perilous and the people of Gaza Strip know that more than anyone. They’ve been in active resistance for several years and as a result, much of their farmland has been occupied or designated for military use. The Gaza Strip and its people have resisted all wars imposed on them and are committed...

On July 12, 2017July 12, 2017by
MBA Student Brings Aquaponics Back Home to Malawi
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MBA Student Brings Aquaponics Back Home to Malawi

It rarely gets better than a news story like this! Lakeland University MBA student Patrick Tembwe, who is from Malawi, plans to start an aquaponics farm back in his homeland with the help of his soon to be alma mater Lakeland University and Lake Orchard Aquaponics near Haven, Wis.   Patrick, an MBA student at...

On July 8, 2017July 3, 2017by
Meriden Sprout Food Hub 1- Project Update 4
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Meriden Sprout Food Hub 1- Project Update 4

Breaking Ground on a New Urban Farm With the floors in the farm area covered with epoxy, we finally broke ground on our first Sprout Food Hub farm in Meriden. This farm is our showcase, the shining example of viable small-scale urban farming. Part of proving out the viability of the farm will be showcasing...

On July 1, 2017July 7, 2017by
Massive Vertical Farm To Feed Shanghai
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Massive Vertical Farm To Feed Shanghai

With approximately 24 million people calling it home, the Chinese city of Shanghai is amongst the most populous places on the planet, as well as one of the most expensive to call home. Any effort to try and feed that many people with locally sourced produce is bound to be met with skepticism, but the...