INMED Selected as Finalist for the Zayed Sustainability Prize

STERLING, VA (October 14, 2019): INMED Partnerships for Children has been selected as one of three finalists in the food category for the prestigious Zayed Sustainability Prize 2020 for its international aquaponics program. This annual international prize rewards the achievements of those who are driving impactful, innovative, and inspiring sustainability solutions to address pressing international development challenges.

The food security challenge INMED addresses through aquaponics lies at the very heart of the organization’s mission to build pathways for vulnerable children, families, and communities to achieve well-being and self-reliance. “The stress of living in poverty and struggling daily to obtain enough food means that children in the low-resource communities INMED serves often do not get the nutrients they need to feed their growing bodies and brains, leading to high rates of malnutrition, developmental stunting and preventable disease,” notes INMED Founder and CEO Dr.… Read the rest...

Meet Angella Ramdon-Salmon

Angella is one of 24 women who are participating in INMED’s Increasing Access to Climate-Smart Agriculture (IACA) program in Jamaica. She is using aquaponics to expand her organic herb and spice business. Her aquaponics system consists of 6 grow beds using 55-gallon drums cut vertically,  3 fish tanks and 3 sump tanks consisting of 55-gallon drums cut horizontally. The herbs harvested from this system will be marketed to upscale buyers, along with other natural products derived from her crops. The products will be commercially available from Angella’s website at https:// dewcoirgreenlimited.com (website is currently under construction).

Stay tuned for more updates from Angella!… Read the rest...

Meet Louis McLaren

Meet Louis McLaren, one of our budding aquaponics farmers in Jamaica. A recent retiree, he enrolled in INMED’s Increasing Access to Climate-Smart Agriculture (IACA) program to do something productive with his time.

“I was intrigued with the whole process of fish waste being used to provide nutrients for the plants. And I liked the idea of consuming organic healthy food,” he says. With INMED’s help, Louis has built a small-scale system consisting of two gravel grow beds and one 200-gallon fish tank enclosed in a 600 SF greenhouse that’s producing 65 lbs. of romaine lettuce every 40 days.

Louis’ system is the perfect example of how aquaponics can be adapted to any space constraints and still produce bountiful harvests in both urban and rural environments.… Read the rest...