INMED’s partnership with Air Products

Nice article in Times Live newspaper about INMED’s partnership with Air Products to install an aquaponics system and sensory garden at Kempton Park primary school in Johannesburg, South Africa. The fresh vegetables and fish the gardens are growing now will soon be incorporated into the school’s feeding scheme. Both gardens are also serving as hands-on teaching tools for the children. Read more at: https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/sci-tech/2017-10-02-innovative-system-teaches-pupils-to-grow-their-own-food/

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Global Handwashing Day

Happy belated Global Handwashing Day! Although this auspicious day was officially on Sunday, October 15, it’s never too late to make thorough hand-washing part of your personal hygiene routine. INMED promotes hand-washing and proper food handling to prevent reinfection with intestinal parasitic worms after deworming treatment of children living in Peru. Researchers in London estimate that if everyone routinely washed their hands, a million deaths a year could be prevented. So, grab some soap, wash your hands and stay healthy like this cute little guy!

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Today is UN’s International Day for Disaster Reduction

Today is the UN’s International Day for Disaster Reduction! What are you doing to help reduce the possibility of or prepare for a future natural disaster? At INMED, we’re teaching small-scale farmers climate-smart agriculture techniques, such as aquaponics, to become climate-change resilient. Aquaponics is an environmentally friendly way to ensure food security and economic development in regions hard hit by climate change. Other advantages include:

  • Crop production at least 5 times higher than equivalently sized plots traditionally cultivated.
  • 85-90% less water consumption than traditional irrigation.
  • No chemical fertilizers or pesticides.
  • Energy consumption substantially less than mechanized agriculture.
  • Year-round crop production.
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