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INMED Partnerships for Children, a global humanitarian development organisation, has announced the launch of its first INMED Aquaponics® Social Enterprise (INMED ASE) in Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has heightened awareness of the critical need for local food production that can be adapted to local conditions,” says Dr Linda Pfeiffer, founder and CEO of INMED Partnerships for Children.
Aquaponics is an intensive form of agriculture, combining hydroponics and fish farming in a closed symbiotic system. The system produces at least 10 times more crops than traditional farming using a tenth of the water, with no chemical fertilisers or pesticides. This is ideal when scarce water, soil and space conditions exist.