Adaptive Agriculture

Aquaponics

INMED’s Adaptive Agriculture Programme focuses on achieving food security and sustainable income generation by strengthening local capacity to understand and address climate change, while resolving interrelated issues of environmental degradation, water scarcity and poverty.  A key component of this programme is aquaponics, an innovative and highly intensive food production technique that combines aquaculture (fish farming) with hydroponics (soilless crop growing) in a closed system that is easily scalable to meet the needs of smallholder farmers, schools and commercial enterprises.

 

INMED’s adaptive agriculture experts also work with traditional farmers to teach them strategies for conserving resources, growing drought-resistant crops and expanding their operations to include livestock, such as chickens to provide immediate income and food for their families. Click here to read one of our success stories.

Climate Change and Environment

As the country is faces its worst drought on record, INMED South Africa is partnering with government agencies, communities and commercial enterprises to provide relief and innovative techniques for adapting to climate change realities.

 

Click here to read about our work in Northern Cape.

 

Click here to read about our drought-relief projects in Limpopo.

 

Click here to read how INMED helped one farm family adapt to climate change.

The INMED Aquaponics logo symbolises the symbiotic relationship of fish and plants in an aquaponics system.

 

This brand is the guarantee of chemical- and pesticide-free produce of the highest quality and is only used on produce grown in an INMED system.

AgriSeta

INMED South Africa has received the AgriSETA accreditation as a certified provider of mixed-use agriculture education and training. 

 

AgriSETA is a national agricultural sector education training authority that creates and promotes opportunities for social, economic and employment growth for agri-enterprises through relevant, quality and accessible education, training and development in both primary and secondary agriculture, in conjunction with other agricultural education programmes such as INMED’s adaptive agriculture and aquaponics initatives.