Global Food

Building an Integrated Aquaponic System to Meet Health, Nutrition and Employment Objectives in Local Minority Communities

This project will design and test aquaponics options for implementation at family or community level with Hmong communities in the Twin Cities area as a pilot. Project partners will select, implement and together with Hmong community partners, evaluate the viability of the different options using social, economic and environmental criteria. We will evaluate innovations related to the use of algae and food waste as a source of food for fish, control sensors to aid in the management of the system and an appropriate scale of production to meet nutrition needs as well as providing enterprise development opportunities in minority communities.
Principal investigator: Dean Current, CFANS