Today is #WorldWaterDay! Check out the lush crops growing in the Pella Food Garden’s aquaponics system, courtesy of INMED, INMED South Africa and Old Mutual. It only has been a year since INMED South Africa installed the system and trained the co-op members, but what a stark contrast between the aquaponic produce and the vegetables grown in the sun-baked soil of this drought region.
Aquaponics uses 85-90% less water than traditional irrigation and produces at least 5 times more crop yield than traditionally farmed gardens of equal size. INMED is expanding its adaptive agriculture program to help more drought-ravaged communities improve their food and water security, increase economic opportunities and provide better health and nutrition to vulnerable children and families. Learn more at https://inmed.org/aquaponics.
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