I’m sharing a couple of diagrams I’m working on for a paper I’m working on. In the paper I’m advocating for increased research into aquaponics as a possible significant contributor to future sustainable food systems. I’d greatly appreciate any thoughts on the idea in general, and more specifically, on the drawings below.
What do you think? Are they a fair conceptual representation? Am I leaving anything out? Don’t hesitate to jump in with your thoughts.
I’m working on my final project for my Master’s program. All of my research has been on the failings and opportunities of global food systems. This last effort is attempting to look at the opportunities of shifting a significant portion of soil-based agriculture to aquaponic systems which would be situated in urban settings. (Aquaponics is the marriage of aquaculture, also known as fish farming, with hydroponics.) Aquaponic systems bring numerous benefits by cycling nutrients in closed loop system that mimics a natural ecosystem. Please take a look at the mind map below and share your thoughts in the comments. Let me have it if you think I’ve made a leap too far, or I’ve left off an important idea. I’d be happy to answer any questions you have as well as the goal is to put together a paper that has legs. (What’s the point otherwise?)
Please do share a thought or a question, I’d greatly appreciate it! 🙂
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