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Sistema de acuaponía de bajo coste y fácil de mantener para producción sostenible de alimentos en países en vías de desarrollo

Resumen

Tipo:
Oferta Tecnológica
Referencia:
TONL20141202001
Publicado:
10/12/2014
Caducidad:
10/12/2015
Resumen:
Una empresa holandesa ha desarrollado un sistema de acuaponía de bajo coste y fácil de mantener para países en vías de desarrollo. La acuaponía es un método de producción sostenible de alimentos que integra acuicultura y producción agraria en un solo sistema. La empresa busca socios con el fin de establecer acuerdos de cooperación técnica para mejorar el sistema actual y desarrollar otros nuevos. Específicamente busca socios con experiencia en acuicultura o hidroponía con visión en el campo de desarrollo rural y seguridad alimentaria en países en vías de desarrollo.

Details

Tittle:
A low cost and easy to maintain aquaponics system for sustainable food production in developing countries
Summary:
A Dutch company developed a low cost and easy to maintain aquaponics system for developing countries. Aquaponics is a sustainable food production method in which fish and vegetable farming are integrated into one system. The company is looking for partnerships for technological cooperation to improve the existing and develop new systems. The potential partners must be active in fish farming and/or hydroponics and have a vision for rural development and food security in developing countries.
Description:
A Dutch company developed a low cost aquaponics system for food production in developing countries.

Aquaponics is a sustainable food production method in which fish and vegetable farming are integrated into one system. Vegetables are grown hydroponically, which means that the plants absorb nutrients from water instead of soil in order to grow. A fish tank is connected with a vegetable grow bed, so the water can flow from the fish tank to the grow bed. Bacteria convert harmful ammonia in the fish excrements into nitrates, which are a great fertilizer for the vegetables. The vegetables use the nutrients to grow, and purify the water during the process, making it suitable to flow back to the fish.

The company believes that aquaponics can play a major role in improving local food security, as food can be produced in adverse conditions and by people with limited access to water, arable land and/or chemical fertilizer and other resources as it:

· Is up to 8,5 times more water efficient than conventional agriculture;
· Reaches a higher crop production per m2 in less time than conventional agriculture;
· Does not depend on fertile soil;
· Is an organic production method and does not depend on pesticides, herbicides or chemical fertilizers, leaving the environment unharmed;
· Provides both vegetables and fish which are essential components of a varied diet.

The system of the company is easy to set up and maintain and can be adjusted to a variety of ecological, economic and social circumstances. Smaller systems can be designed for food production on household level up to larger commercial farms.

The company is looking for a technological partner active in fish farming and/or hydroponics and that has a vision for rural development and food security in developing countries.

The company is looking for partnerships for technological cooperation to improve the existing and develop new systems. The potential partners could be research institutes, companies, and non-governmental organizations.
Advantages and Innovations:
· Provides fish and vegetables in a sustainable and efficient way.
· Is easy to set up and maintain;
· All parts can be replaced by local available components
· Low cost;
· Upscalable and adjustable to a variety of ecological, economic and social circumstances.
Stage of Development:
Already on the market
IPs:
Secret Know-how
CommeR Statunts Regarding IPR Status:
Aquaponics technologies are open source knowledge. However the company has developed specific know-how on how to build and maintain feasible aquaponics systems. Also through research the company is increasing their knowledge base continuously.

Partner sought

Type and Role of Partner Sought:
The company is looking for a technological partner active in fish farming and/or hydroponics and that has a vision for rural development and food security in developing countries.

The company is looking for partnerships for technological cooperation to improve the existing and develop new systems. The potential partners could be research institutes, companies, and non-governmental organizations.

Client

Type and Size of Client:
Industry SME <= 10
Already Engaged in Trans-National Cooperation:
Si
Languages Spoken:
Dutch
English
German

Keywords

Technology Keywords:
07003001 Acuacultura
07001005 Horticultura