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Aquaponics and social enterprise

Aquaponics and social enterprise

Milliken, Sarah ORCID: 0000-0001-7151-8753 and Stander, Henk (2019) Aquaponics and social enterprise. In: Goddek, Simon, Joyce, Alyssa, Kotzen, Benz ORCID: 0000-0003-3522-0460 and Burnell, Gavin, (eds.) Aquaponic Food Production Systems: Combined Aquaculture and Hydroponic Food Production Technologies for the Future. Springer, Cham, Switzerland, pp. 607-619. ISBN 978-3030159429 (doi:

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This chapter presents some examples of recent initiatives by social enterprises using aquaponics. Aquaponics offers an innovative form of therapeutic horticulture, which can provide employment and promote well-being for people with disabilities. If implemented as a program to be managed by local communities, aquaponic systems also have the potential to address issues such as food security and food sovereignty, especially in urban areas. Increasing public familiarity with aquaponics has seen a number of social ventures being set up around the world. However, the viability of these depends not only on stakeholder commitment, thorough market analysis, clear governance structures, and a robust business plan but also on external factors, such as the local political context and regulations.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Health, well-being, skills, food security, food sovereignty
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > Digital Arts, Research & Enterprise (DARE)
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2021 23:01

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