Special Efforts
Biosecurity - Aquaponics Model

As part of its efforts to improve biosecurity ---and provide local, healthful, food supplies produced by small farmers--- Needful Provision, Inc. (NPI) has developed an integrated technology and environmentally controlled Aquaponics Model. This model will be used as part of NPI’s distance learning programs designed to enhance food production in the world’s impoverished areas that are food deficient. Aquaponics is a combination of aquaculture and hydroponics with fish water and fish manure typically used to fertigate (irrigate and fertilize) crops grown in modified hydroponics systems (crops grown in sand as one example). NPI’s Aquaponics Model was featured in an article published in the Aquaponics Journal, 3rd Quarter, 2002 and photographs of the model are shown on this site. The integrated technology includes NPI’s patented algalculture production system used to produce algal feed for the Tilapia fish produced. Most crops produced include an array of organic produce (veggies), and herbs. Nutraceuticals (antioxidants) are also produced from the surplus algal crop(s).