Overcoming food security issues with climate-smart approaches to small-scale agriculture.
Improving the daily lives of people in the developing world means confronting and solving the problem of food insecurity. This complex issue involves much more than a lack of available food. While it can be a result of insufficient availability, studies show that in the majority of the world, the issue is more closely associated with a lack of purchasing power. By changing the economic realities at the community level, huge improvements can be made in food security. This is a key concept for climate-smart agriculture and particularly for aquaponics. By providing an ultra-efficient system for growing produce and dietary protein, aquaponics systems provide not just food but a sustainable business model for providing income and jobs. Successful communities are already leveraging these systems and demonstrating the principles that hold great potential to begin to reduce food insecurity on a much broader scale.
Speakers at this years symposium will share success stories of cost effective aquaponics systems that have created economic opportunities for vulnerable groups that include disabled farmers and a juvenile detention center. Learn how these investment in food security build stronger individuals and communities by creating a more productive society.
Harvest the Future provides a unique opportunity to learn from experts who are using aquaponics and other climate smart agricultural practices in Latin America, Africa and the Middle East.
Scheduled presentations and events dealing with practical aquaponic innovations include:
- Markets and Livelihoods: The Business Case for Investment in Small-Scale Production