Food security is not only the availability of food and one’s access to it. Food security means for us also safe and nutritious food, that meets dietary needs and food preferences for an active and HEALTHY life. Regardless of environment, weather conditions and infrastructure.
Aquaponics is a new and still raising industry that has the capacity to deliver food purity and food security to all.
In 23 countries, ongoing extreme weather events (mainly prolonged droughts) affected food conditions for over 38 million people. Almost 32 million of these people live in Africa, while 3.3 million live in Latin America and the Caribbean and 4.4 million live in South Asia. In East Africa and Southern Africa, prolonged dry weather continues to negatively impact livelihoods and food prices. Many areas within these regions have experienced drought conditions since 2015-2016, including parts of Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, Uganda, Malawi, Mozambique, Madagascar, and Zimbabwe. The lack of rain has sharply reduced cereal production and led to food price spikes. In Southern Africa, cereal prices reached near-record levels in 2017, although improved harvests later in the year eased prices somewhat.
The demand of organic food is still raising, with Europe and USA as top markets. But the demand can’t be met by domestic organic farmers, they are simply not enough.
Once a net exporter of organic products, the United States now spends more than $1 billion a year to import organic food, according to the USDA, and the ratio of imported to exported products is now about 8-to-1.
Many of these organic imports are grown in the European Union, where more than 140,000 farmers are meeting Europe’s weaker organic standards on 12.6 million acres of farmland.
The EU regulation on organic production and labelling of organic products ensures that the same high quality standards are respected all over the EU. The rules refer to agriculture and aquaculture farming practices, food processing and labelling, certification procedures for farmers as well as to the import of non-EU organic products.
If you are interested in your own farm to produce organic vegetables for your community, market or export, we analyse the location, your project idea and capital with the aim of creating a competitive, job-promoting and safe farm system that is economically feasible as well as socially and environmentally kind. A farm system that can be used profitably for years to come.
Today, we support from their planning to their construction, marketing and the turnkey handover of the customized farm system – and we are excited about every new project.