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Integrated Aqua-Agriculture Systems revisited

Water and food security constitute two of the most vexing challenges of the 21st century that humanity has to face. Rapid population growth, productive lands and fresh water limitations, high demand for energy, and climate change all contribute to limiting the agricultural capacity to meet demand for food, feed, fiber and fuel on a global basis. In order, to alleviate this pressure, scientists are looking for synergistic solutions among productive sub-systems that maximize farm productivity and minimize, in parallel, their ecological footprint. The integration of aquaculture components with agriculture provides a means to optimize the use of water resources and decrease dependency upon chemical fertilizers, while promoting greater sustainability of the systems.

Authors: 
Lyra, D., Ismail, S., Butt, K., Al'raj, B
Year: 
2014
Publication type: 
Scientific Paper
Publication Source: 
Biosalinity News
Volume/Chapter/Issue: 
15
Page Number: 
pp. 6-7

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