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Imagine: no weeds, no pests, no tilling the soil, no compost, no manure spreading, no watering, no rusty old tools, no tractor and all its extra costs, no breaking back and sore joints, no cracked skin or needless exhaustion, no working to the bone for no reward, no empty pockets, no worry…. These are all …

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what-is-aquaponics

What is aquaponics? Here’s a simple breakdown:   AQUACULTURE + HYDROPONICS = AQUAPONICS   First and foremost, let’s handle any terms you’re not familiar with: Aquaculture: Fish farming. Hydroponics: Growing plants in water. That leaves us with aquaponics. So how does this system work? Well, basically, fish are raised in large tanks, as they are …

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Fish are a compulsory (but often neglected) component of EVERY aquaponic system. In fact, without the fish the symbiotic relationship that sets this method apart from others such as hydroponics would not exist. Waste produced by the fish is converted by bacteria into nutrients that serve as the perfect diet for the plants. That’s why …

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grow-vegetables-at-home

They say “you are what you eat,” but how can you know exactly what you’re eating when you don’t know where your food came from or how it was grown? The produce on your plate could easily be genetically modified and nutrition experts have already questioned the health effects of altered seeds and species. Moreover, …

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If you’re looking into aquaponic crops in India, you need to know a thing or two about agriculture in India. The first thing to learn is what kinds of crops are already grown here and when they are grown. The types of crops in India are categorized according to the growing season: 1. Karif Timing: …

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Photo courtesy of Aquaponics International. Are you looking for an informative aquaponics how-to guide? We’ve got all the information you need to build your own system right here! Check it out in this 10 step “How-to Aquaponics” guide. 10 Steps to Your Own Aquaponics System 1. Give your system a purpose. Decide what you want …

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India’s agricultural roots run deep, dating back approximately 10,000 years. Ancient Vedic texts describe the acts of plowing, irrigation, and harvesting fruits and vegetables. In those days, plants and animals were considered holy and they were worshiped by the Indian people. Interestingly enough, this is largely still the case today. The Hindu religious tradition, practised …

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In spite of a number of problems stalling the progress of agriculture in India, it is still the backbone of the economy. According to statistics, approximately 65% of the Indian population depend directly on agriculture as their livelihood. Agriculture also accounts for around 22% of the annual gross domestic product (GDP). Due to its high …

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urban-agriculture-in-india

In 2008, the world’s urban population exceeded the rural population. However, developing areas such as Asia and Africa are still catching up. Similarly, 30% of the Indian population live in cities, while 70% are still in rural areas. But as India grows and people flock to cities for better employment prospects and infrastructure, that balance …

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Indian farmers face a number of problems. Today, we’d like to focus on one problem specifically, and that is #6 Backwards Farming Implements and Practices. How can we transform modern agriculture in India by eliminating these ineffective tools and methods? We would like to zero in on three factors that will help to bring about this …

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