Our aim is to turn Africa’s largest and most unexploited resource – agriculture, into a source of new wealth. Invictus Development Africa’s ‘Green Concept’ is a comprehensive, sustainable, clean, reliable, and cost-effective way for agricultural growth. It is essentially the future of agriculture in Africa where there can be effective use of growing plants without soil, particularly in its rapidly urbanizing cities. Invictus Development Africa provides an efficient, cost effective solution to resolving food security and turning agriculture to successful business ventures.
Aquaponics is a combination of aquaculture, which is growing fish and other aquatic animals, and hydroponics which is growing plants without soil. Aquaponics uses these two in a symbiotic combination in which plants are fed the aquatic animals’ discharge or waste. In return, the vegetables clean the water that goes back to the fish. Along with the fish and their waste, microbes play an important role to the nutrition of the plants. These beneficial bacteria gather in the spaces between the roots of the plant and converts the fish waste and the solids into substances the plants can use to grow.
The result is a perfect collaboration between aquaculture and gardening. The water is recirculated in a closed system lowering the consumption of this resource.
There is no cheating on this with aquaponics, because we can’t use chemical pesticides of any kind or our fish would die, period. Even most approved organic pesticides would kill our fish.
Aquaponics reduces erosion by eliminating the need to turn or plough the soil. The backbreaking work of turning soil and pulling weeds is gone, reducing the cost compared to a conventional horticultural farm. Imagine gardening with your plants at waist height, now that is smart!
Providing nutrients and an oxygen rich environment for the roots of aquaponic plants makes them grow 3 times as fast compared to soil. The flavour of the plants is better too, as they have more time to focus on healthy growth rather than placing energy into extending their root system to look for water.
The fish you grow are free from pollution unlike many sourced from the sea. This goes for the vegetable and herb produce too, you have control of what goes into the system. All the produce grown within an aquaponics system is important for a healthy lifestyle.
When an aquaponics system is setup within a greenhouse or insect mesh there are very few bugs to manage. Pesticides are extremely dangerous to fish, so they are not recommended for aquaponics. As chemicals can be introduced, you’re guaranteed clean and non-toxic produce, completely organic (depending on where you live!).
An important benefit of an aquaponics system is that it produces fish and plants for the family or grower all year round? without leaving their backyard. A family will save time and fuel without having to shop for the same items, and also use healthier herbs and veggies in their cooking and green smoothies.
Many consider that one of the main benefits of aquaponics is having a replenishing food source at home. Owners can rest assured they will never go hungry, and they have fresh produce to barter with too.
Compared to soil gardening, aquaponics uses 90% less water. An aquaponics continuously recycles water through the plants and fish tank, so the only water lost is through evaporation from the fish tank (when uncovered), and from the plants, Transpiration.
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