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Kenya: Aquaponics, produce more in less space [+video]

Daniel Kimani is an industrial engineering graduate. In a greenhouse of 1500 m2, he rears fish, and grows fruits and vegetables. According to Daniel, with his greenhouse of just 1500m2, the productivity with the aquaponics system is like cultivating on one acre of land.

In addition, his aquaponics system is powered by solar energy during the day and a bio-generator during the night. So, he is making use of green energy. “We don’t depend on the paid energy, we have solar and biogas. And also, the plants don’t require fertilizer, so the cost of production stands only for a technician,” says Daniel.

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  1. from what i have experimented,PLASTICULTURE seems to be the best uption for africa.it gives very high yield with practically no work since plastics stop weed propagation.for potatoes ,it gives 40 tons per hectare which under normal conditions is bewteen 10 and 20 tons.

  2. No one in cameroon, to do or write a thing like that for locals to know and copy.
    Lazy and noisy people.

  3. Rain Onto Others

    Aquaponics farming is a good business in Africa especially the rearing of tilapia and our African catfish. Within 6 months you can have 450 grams body weight tilapia and 1 kilogram and above for catfish. To make the business profitable it is advisable to learn how to make fish food . The problem we have in Africa is that almost all the necessary equipments needed to run an aquaponic farm can only be imported. For example the biofilter, aerator, pelletizer, machine, kits to test dissolved ammonia, oxygen and acidity level in your pond etc . Waste water from the pond is food for the vegetables.

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