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Are Tilapia in India?

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 today, we thought we would discuss the story behind tilapia in India. But…

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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, it’s practically impossible to know whether the vegetables you’ve bought have been treated with…

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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: Start of the monsoon until the beginning of winter. June/July to October/November. Crops: Rice, maize, millets,…

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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 to “do” with your system. You might already have this in mind. For instance, do 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 by the majority of Indian people today, recognizes the vital role that plants and…

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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 rural population and agrarian history, India is one of the top producers in…

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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 is rapidly shifting. In anticipation of the outcome of this trend, there is a…

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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 change in a country that desperately needs it in order to move forward.

1. Education


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Long before anyone was concerned about a global food shortage, once-nomadic Aztec natives living in what is present-day central Mexico were trying to figure out how to grow crops on the marshy shores of Lake Tenochtitlan. The surrounding hills made traditional crops out of the question.

Quite ingeniously, they decided to construct huge rafts out of the reeds and rushes that surrounded the lake. Covering the rafts in soil that…

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Organic farming has really taken off in places like North America and Europe. So what about organic farming in India? Let’s look at some of the reasons behind the success of the organic farming movement in developed countries.

1. A high level of awareness.

Organic food has many benefits, and the majority of people who make an effort to buy organic are well aware of those benefits. For instance,…

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