Aquaponics

Aquaponics Project

Currently, the ‘Contributing to Food Security in Namibia using Aquaponics-Systems in a Pilot Project Approach’ (Aquaponics) Project is implemented. The Aquaponics Project is funded by the Embassy of Finland in Windhoek. The aim is to contribute to strengthening food security and to improving livelihoods through climate-smart agriculture by using aquaponics systems in four selected rural communities in Namibia. Furthermore, it seeks to raise awareness on climate-smart agricultural production systems such as aquaponics among the interested public.

Aquaponics are a climate-smart agricultural practice which combines fish and vegetable production in one water, energy and nutrient efficient system.

To reach its objectives, the project will use a dynamic approach, including the development of information and educational material, the continuation of the TH!NK Namibia Campaign in its third phase and training of multipliers.

The objectives are:

  • to improve the understanding of climate-smart aquaponics;

  • to improve the knowledge and skills on climate-smart aquaponics; and

  • to promote the use of aquaponics systems in selected communities.

Objective

To contribute to strengthening food security and to improving
livelihoods through climate-smart aquaponics in rural Namibia