AquaFarm aims to be a pioneer in the development of sustainable and organic urban farming systems.
AquaFarm aims to develop sustainable & organic closed-loop urban farming systems on large commercial scale and availability.
THE AQUAFARM MISSION IS TO combine a commercial-scale fish farm with a vertically integrated vegetable garden to reduce greenhouse gas emissions & provide sustainable and organic fresh food for an urban & progressive clientele of ecologically conscious consumers.
THE AQUAFARM METHODOLOGY IS REVOLUTIONARY – AND YET KNOWN FOR CENTURIES. In the AquaFarm system, the nutrients from the fish farm are broken down by bacteria and other little helpers to provide a fertile ground for plant growth. At the end, the system is closed-loop, completely organic and sustainable in its use. Mother nature does the trick!Everything works in harmony and creates almost zero emissions in the process.
THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE MAGIC: “Aquaponics”, the science behind this magic, have been used for centuries but have had limited adoption in modern world agriculture due to their complexity. The critical question now is not IF such system will have their commercial break-through, but WHEN. Think about this as the solar industry 10 years ago…entrepreneurial pioneers leading the way, and money will follow.
LOCATION: AquaFarm will reside on urban rooftops and city buildings. Urban farming aims to bring food production closer to where consumption is happening. This is a huge trend currently taking place, particularly in in the US, in cities like in New York City or Milwaukee, where former abandoned car factories are revamped to produce organic vegetables and fish – in the heart of the city!!
AQUAFARM BUSINESS MODELL: AquaFarm’s business model will be a hybrid of a for-profit, non-profit as well as a co-op (Genossenschaft). We aim to deliver against a triple bottom line of sustainability, profitability and social benefits. As such, the concept is truly unique and innovative in its entire approach. A new urban consumer out there is looking for such products because it meets his lifestyle of eating healthily, and with a good conscience.
THE PEOPLE BEHIND AQUAFARM – DO YOU WANT TO BECOME PART OF IT? The project is currently looking to attract strategic & industrial investors as well as founding team members with backgrounds in biology, agriculture, and ecological management that can complement the AquaFarm team.
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