On the sustainability of aquaponics

König, Bettina and Junge, Ranka and Bittsánszky, András and Villarroel, Morris and Kőmíves, Tamás (2016) On the sustainability of aquaponics. ECOCYCLES, 2 (1). pp. 26-32. ISSN 2416-2140


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Aquaponics is an evolving closed - system food production technology that integrates recirculating aquaculture with hydroponics. In this paper we give a brief literature overview of the sustainability aspects of aquaponics by discussing its social, environme ntal, and economic impacts in different potential settings. The technology might be applied to commercial or community based urban food production, industrial scale production in rural areas, small scale farming in developing countries or as systems for ed ucation and decoration inside buildings. We conclude that due to the different potential applications and settings for installing the technology, sustainability impacts need to be considered separately and that due the complexity within markets, value chai ns, communities, urban and rural infrastructure and policy settings, further research and data acquisition is needed to be able to assess all sustainability aspects.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > Q1 Science (General) / természettudomány általában
Depositing User: MTMT SWORD
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2016 07:37
Last Modified: 11 Sep 2016 07:37

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