So basically, our idea integrates various already existing concepts like aqua culture, aquaponics and vertical farming into a more resourceful and dynamic model.
A model that promises to increase sustainable food production.
A model that eliminates regional/geographical barriers.
A model that uses advanced technology to control factors as per our requirements.
A model that doesn’t demand a lot of human or labour effort.
A model that makes optimum utilization of the waste produced.
In short, ours is a model which one implemented is capable of revolutionizing the world’s fish production.
WHAT AND WHY? AN OVER VIEW.
Why did we not choose to improve farming in order to increase food production? It seems like the most obvious and direct solution, right?
But, growing veggies is highly dependent on land and weather conditions, and our idea of fish breeding is not!
Also, it’s very geography specific, and our idea is not.
Why fish, you ask?
There’s something interesting about fish, you have to feed them a lot less than land animals since they need fewer calories. So yay! We save money here.
fish has the highest content of proteins. So yay again, because areas that suffer serious malnutrition problems will now have their problems sorted at affordable prices.
There is an increasingly growing demand of fish in the world, that gives rise to the need of increasing fish production, at the least.
Not only does our prototype promise that, but get this.
Tilapia is a kind of fish that is breed only in Africa. It is also one the largest consumed fish in the world. So with our idea, even someone sitting in western part of the globe would be able to consume this fish at an inexpensive rate.
" Aquaculture "
This page tells how to farm better fish using aquaculture. The various techniques of fish farming have been explained on this page. Moreover, this page laid the foundation of our basic design or prototype.
" BENEFITS OF OUR PROTOTYPE "
These are the benefits of our prototype. Our prototype ensures high production of fish along with growing crops using our design and also applying the concepts of vertical farming to get more yield. External factors like temperature , pressure and pH of the water in which fish are kept are controlled externally so to create a suitable environment for fish breeding. Moreover, water gets purified when it goes through the vertical farms and this purified water can be re-used. Thus we are also saving water with higher fish and crop production.