35 tons of yield/year from a 10,000 sft farm/Is this the future of farming?

We are running out of cultivable land and water. And population continues to grow at a fast clip. How do we grow more food in lesser space, using lesser water - is a problem worth solving. And is there a way to do it organically ?

Check out our recent visit to this Aquaponics farm in the middle of Bangalore, where fish waste and microbes are used to grow food.

At Farmizen, we sell Aquaponics produce, labelled separately, since it mimics nature and does not use any chemicals - but we do NOT sell Hydroponics produce - since chemical nutrients are typically used in that.

Lots of points to think about:
With a capex of about 50 lacs to set this up, is it too costly?
What really is the environmental footprint of this?

We think that Organic/Natural Soil Grown Produce >> Aquaponics Produce >> Conventional Chemically Grown Produce > Hydroponics produce. Do you agree? Do you differ? Keen to hear all POV.

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The key to success is a combination of financing and support.

The financing models are already there. It works for buying cows, for example. So then the challenge is - how do you open up that financing model for a high productivity intervention?

The support is essential, because unlike taking care of a cow (a traditional skillset), aquaponics will see massive problems in compliance with best practices. So, the financial return model must also include a trained worker - spending a few hours daily on-site and operating the farm.

The third thing is market. Aquaponics produce is limited to a few items. And a market for those is not assured to anyone who adopts it.

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