Hello community development friends,
I always hear a lot of buzz/hype around small-scale aquaponics systems as a food security tool, but through my travels and work in SE Asia I have seen far more failed aquaponics ‘skeletons’ than I have functioning examples. I’m curious to ask those of you that have experience what your thoughts are.
Would you promote small-scale aquaponics systems to small-scale farmers (or other development workers)? Why or why not?
If you have seen or had sustained success with these systems, what do you think made the difference? Why do you think they worked?
I would appreciate any thoughts or nuggets of wisdom! Thank you