5 Good Reasons for Aquaponics: Reason 2 – Optimized Use of Natural Resources
In the age of global climate change, environmental stewardship is a compelling reason. INMED has documented that aquaponic systems produce at least 10 times more crops in the same amount of space as traditional agriculture, consume approximately 75% less energy than mechanized agriculture and uses 80-95% less water than traditional farming methods. Jamaican high school students, for example, harvested nearly 90 times more scallions in their INMED aquaponic system compared to their conventional farm plot.
In addition, INMED’s aquaponic systems produce nutrient-rich water as fertilizer and do not utilize any chemical pesticides, herbicides or fungicides–eliminating these major costs for small farmers. Want to learn more?