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“A case study of the BVAA”

Overview

Aquaponics for personal profit is one way to make food production an attractive occupation as traditional farming methods have lost appeal to newer generations.

who?

Single farmers are the ones to benefit the most as a knowledge base is required to manage growth rates of the plants. But the knowledge of fertilization and irrigation

What?

Producing small frequent quainties of high quailty food will mean that you will allways have money in your pocket

Where?

Because it can be moved as you grow you can start on your own small land and then move to a bigger spot to allow more production

When?

The technology is now available to do this and the time is now to start to learn and transfer that into practical knowledge

Why?

Because it is profitable and because a different approach to how we treat of surroundings must happen as we are feeling the feast of the industrial complex.

How?

By using natural processes driven by electricity produced on site to reduce the labour input of the open field farmer to harvesting and minor transplanting and sowing eliminating weeding watering fertilising and pest maintenance we have made in profitable and financially viable

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owner operated single farmer aquaponic system

Benefits

Hormone usage

By grading fish 4 times throughout the growth cycle we get to keep the growth rate even and the sexes separate.

Battery storage could not last overnight

Smart pumps lowers power usage at night and use wicking beds that only require irrigation during the day.

Cost and availability of fish feed a hindrance

Use pacu fish and aquatic plants to offset as pacu eat many local fruits and plants act as a buffer for fish to eat back while providing a breeding space

Pest of plants a problem

Mini greenhouse over each grow beds eliminates costly green house infrastructure and pest at the same time

Needs costly site prep and leveling

All piping comes with system and can be used on top of traditional garden no leveling because of unique system can handle a slop of 40 degrees and grow beds can be 40cm clearance from fish tank

High shipping cost

Shipping handling and storage taken into account and designed to be stackable and light weight food safe material

Learning curve

All the scientific processes are laid out in a way to learn them easily and that they handle each other

Time consuming

Automation of most of the physical labour is done to increase the value of time spent

Water quality parameters

we use natural home remedies for this solution so that we dont have to depend on chemicals from the store

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