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The Sustainable Agriculture team is addressing malnutrition through aquaponics. Aquaponics is a soil-free farming method that reduces growing periods and water consumption by 90% compared to traditional methods. The Sustainable Agriculture team works alongside its clients, Youth with a Mission and Trans World Radio, to develop and implement universal and scalable aquaponics prototypes. This year, the team designed and constructed nine working prototypes for a sensitivity analysis. The team also constructed two unique airlift pumps to create alternatives for their clients. They also produced a digital system monitor for tracking temperature, pH, and dissolved oxygen in the aquaponics prototypes for our clients at Youth with a Mission.

Funding for this work provided by The Collaboratory for Strategic Partnerships and Applied Research.

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Spring 2022


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