INMED South Africa’s aquaponics expert, KG Manyaga, was among the international thought leaders at the World Wildlife Fund’s recent forum on the causes of environmental, health and social conflict in sub-Saharan Africa’s protein production systems. Funded by the Rockefeller Foundation, the World Wildlife Fund is working with the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis to conduct research on the impacts of protein systems. Aquaponics was a key part of the discussion on sustainable food production, particularly as climate change stresses water resources in much of the world. INMED was invited to contribute to the discussion for our successful approach to improving food security, economic development, environmental protection and climate-change resilience via aquaponics in disadvantaged communities.
The discussion outcomes will help inform strategic planning for future research and collaboration.