Introducing The INMED Aquaponics® Social Enterprise The future of farming in Jamaica Read more... Climate-Smart INMED Aquaponics® Become food-secure and economically self-sufficient LEARN MORE Meet Kararegra Mashava For the Farm Manager at the first INMED Aquaponics® Social Enterprise (ASE) in South Africa, the charm of farming lies in working with living organisms, “which teach you something new every day.”

INMED Aquaponics® Social Enterprise

Transitioning historically disadvantaged populations from subsistence to commercial agricultural production using climate-smart INMED Aquaponics® to become food-secure and economically self-sufficient.

INMED Aquaponics® Social Enterprise (INMED ASE) is the latest initiative of INMED Partnerships for Children to address global food security, climate-change adaptation, inclusion, sustainable livelihoods and other intertwined causes of systemic poverty. It builds on INMED’s expertise in climate-smart aquaponics to help vulnerable populations, including people with disabilities, women and youth, achieve food security and self-reliance.

What is Aquaponics?

Aquaponics is an intensive form of agriculture, combining hydroponics and fish farming in a closed symbiotic system that produces at least 10 times more crops than traditional farming using a tenth of the water, with no chemical fertilizers or pesticides. Over the past 10 years, INMED has developed an innovative, simplified form of aquaponics and a unique implementation model to deliver inclusive and sustainable food production in regions hard hit by climate change. This model has been tested on three continents, with operations in South Africa, Jamaica and Peru, including schools, cooperatives led by women and people with disabilities and homes.

How the INMED ASE helps farmers & emerging agro-entrepreneurs

Sustainable livelihoods in agriculture are extremely difficult to achieve for small-scale farmers. The INMED ASE offers a variety of support to increase capacity and sustainability for farmers, while strengthening climate change adaptation and food security for the world. With the INMED ASE, farmers get:

  1. Intensive training, mentoring, and ongoing community-based “train-the-trainer” support to learn basic business skills, gain confidence to run an effective aquaponics business operation.
  2. Mechanisms and tools to demonstrate to the markets and financial institutions the ability to manage a successful business.
  3. Options to start small to finance start-up operations while learning and demonstrating success to scale.
  4. A self-sustaining enterprise that yields returns for investments and profits to invest further in its social purpose.

Invest in the INMED ASE

Investing in the INMED ASE makes good business sense. As a sustainable enterprise, it generates income from multiple revenue streams to scale the impact and ROI—whether social or financial. CLICK HERE to learn how. 

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Help fund disadvantaged populations to gain food security through aquaponics

$100 will provide critical inputs such as fish feed for one INMED Aquaponics system.

To invest click here, your donation will help provide food security in South Africa.

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The INMED ASE is made possible in collaboration with these partners. Special thanks to the Sustainable Futures program of Mondelēz Global LLC for providing seed funding to launch the INMED ASE.