Adaptive Agriculture & Aquaponics

This program’s primary focus is to enhance food security and sustainable income generation in communities by building their capacity and supporting them in understanding and managing the impacts of climate change.

We can find sustainable solutions that benefit all by addressing these interconnected problems of environmental deterioration, water scarcity, and poverty.

What is Aquaponics

Aquaponics is an innovative and sustainable farming technique that combines fish farming (aquaculture) with soilless crop production (hydroponics) into a closed system resistant to destructive climate change events. INMED is a world-renowned organisation specialising in implementing easy-to-use, scalable and low-cost aquaponic systems for families, small-scale producers, communities, schools, businesses and governments. These systems are designed to enhance food security, economic development, public health, nutrition and climate change adaptation.

Benefits of aquaponics include:
  • Crop production is at least five times higher than traditionally cultivated plots of equivalent size.
  • 90% less water consumption than traditional farming
  • no chemical fertilisers or pesticides
  • Adaptable for solar energy and rainwater harvesting
  • Year-round crop production
  • Significantly less labour-intensive than traditional farming, making it accessible to individuals with disabilities, women and youth
  • Significantly less energy (electricity and fuel) than traditional production

INMED has developed an innovative ebb-and-flow design for aquaponics systems, eliminating the need for expensive filters and oxygenation systems. The entire system, which includes fish tanks, grow beds, and pumps, can be constructed on-site using locally available building materials. 

The nutrient-rich water from the fish tank is piped into the grow beds, fertilising the crops and eliminating the need for pesticides. The water is then cleaned and oxygenated as it filters through the gravel before being returned to the fish tank. This process is far less labour-intensive than traditional farming methods and can be adapted to accommodate individuals with disabilities. 

Moreover, the system can be even more sustainable by incorporating rainwater harvesting and solar panels, which can significantly reduce energy consumption.

If you would like to know more about our projects, click here.

Adaptive Agriculture – Expert Help

We collaborate with traditional farmers to teach them strategies for conserving resources and growing drought-resistant crops that provide both immediate income and food for their families.

Aquaponics is an intensive food production technique that combines fish farming and hydroponics. It is easily scalable and suitable for smallholder farmers, schools, and commercial enterprises.

INMED aquaponics logo

The INMED Aquaponics logo represents the mutually beneficial relationship between fish and plants in an aquaponics system. It is a symbol of the assurance of chemical and pesticide-free high-quality produce that is only grown in an INMED system.

Scroll to Top