Did you know that plants can grow in rocks?

Just ask these Jamaican farmers, who are learning about aquaponics to improve their income potential, food security and climate-change resilience. No soil required! With INMED aquaponics, plants grow in beds of gravel and are fed nutrient-rich water from fish tanks. The gravel filters out the fish waste, which nourishes the crops, and the clean water returns to the fish tanks. And around it goes in a continuous loop. Learn about our Increasing Access to Climate-Smart Agriculture program at https://inmedcaribbean.org

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Great update from our South Africa team

Program Director Unathi Sihlahla is thrilled with the progress he saw on his site visit to the Monyakeng Disabled Persons Cooperative in Wesselsbron, Free State, where INMED recently added grow beds and other upgrades to an aquaponics system our team installed in 2012. After only two months, the new grow beds and upgraded tanks are in full production with bountiful crops and fish. In Kroonstadt, INMED installed a greenhouse for another disabled farmers cooperative and will now work with a group of disabled farmers in Hennenman to install a new aquaponics system to improve its production capacity. These projects are supported by a generous grant from USAID to improve food security, income generation and inclusion of people with disabilities in Free State, South Africa, which has the highest number of people with disabilities in the nation.… Read the rest...