The Books of Agricultural Entrepreneurship, of Effective Fishery Techniques for Aquaponic Systems and Aquaponic System in Soilles Farming

This intellectual output consists of three chapter:

1.The Chapter of Agricultural Entrepreneurship

Agricultural entrepreneurship can offer many pathways for young people, especially to ones who are interested in farming in order to defeat the beast of unemployment. In this chapter, special attention was be paid to the agricultural entrepreneurship, which is embedded in the real life since the start of humankind history. This chapter is related to all unemployed young people, and primarily goals at contributing to the general benefit of youth. According to our preliminary research with our partners we determined that, although there are many chapters and e-chapters on entrepreneurships, the numbers of published materials are very little on agricultural entrepreneurship. This intellectual output will support the young farmers in order to open up their horizon and change their prejudgment against agriculture and the opportunities that agriculture offers. This chapter also contribute young people to improve their agricultural competences. This chapter was made of contributions of our three partner countries and includes real life examples and opportunities from four countries.

2. The chapter Aquaponic System in Soilless Farming

Aquaponic farming is a combination of soilless plant growing and fish farming and is gaining significant popularity all over the globe. Aquaponics farming system is a significantly important way to grow food in the space limited, climatically vulnerable, and deteriorated soil conditions. The aquaponic system offers a significant potential to improve plant growth, food production, food sovereignty, and food security on a sustainable basis. While lack of knowledge and proper understanding about the right implementation of aquaponics techniques and strategies are major limiting factors for aquaponic farming. Aquaponic system is strictly managed and combines efficient levels of biosecurity sand minimized risks of external contamination and diseases and produces high-quality yield without involvement of pesticides, and synthetic fertilizers. A good understanding of aquaponic can be helpful to improve community-based food production in the urban areas, industrial-scale food production in the rural areas, and smaller level farming operations in the developing and underdeveloped countries. Therefore, this chapter is focused to discuss different aquaponic design systems, and maintenance of aquaponic components to grow healthy and nutritional rich fish and plants.

3. Effective Fishery Techniques for Aquaponic Systems

Aquaponics is a sustainable food production approach and is based on biomimetic natural systems, and principles of the circular economy. This approach is essentially helpful to produce food in deteriorated soil conditions, and extreme environmental conditions. While there is an ever-increasing burden of population and scientists are trying their utmost to develop sustainable techniques for food production in the soilless media. Effective management of aquaponics involves regular care and management of various important factors and practices to ensure maximum fish and animal production. This system is based on the efficient utilization of various components such as electrical energy, air blowers, water pumps, plants, fish, and microorganisms. There is limited knowledge and consumer information for sustainable fish and plant production in deprived communities, and urban populations. Therefore, this chapter is mainly focused to highlight effective fish and plant management techniques for aquaponics systems.


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