70% of the worlds fresh water is used to irrigate crops , with just 20% of the worlds crop lands irrigated and that irrigated agriculture only supporting 40% of all food production, environmental threats such as drought will have a serious impact on food security world wide (SIWI). Competition for water for food and increasing water for energy, which is predicted to increase by 60% over the next 30 years will see more integrated farming systems developed to increase productivity of both of these essential resources.
Land and Crop Yields
40% of the worlds land surface is used for agriculture with only 12% used for growing crops. The remaining is used for grazing and forestry. While the FAO predicts the world has enough land to meet increasing agriculture demands, not all of the arable land is evenly distributed around the world. Counties, like China who hold 20% of the worlds population, is losing farming land at an alarming rate and is now a net importer of food which puts pressure on other countries resources. Investing in new farming technologies to intensify crops and reduce environmental impacts such as soil erosion, water pollution and deforestation has the potential to deliver vital food security to local markets.
We aim to utilize proven engineering principles, science and the latest technology and equipment to deliver farming systems agro-ecologically designed to produce premium aquaculture and horticulture products in the most environmentally and economically sustainable way to tackle The Global Challenge.
We will achieve this by:
- Collaboration with industry experienced people across the aquaculture and horticulture industries
- Developing closed loop integrated systems with minimal to zero environmental emissions
- Utilizing all waste streams in designs to increase sustainability and production yields
- Integrating multi biotic components to mimic natural ecosystems in design
- Continuing to maintain and promote industry best management and husbandry practices
We are a group of practical industry experienced professionals with backgrounds in agriculture, aquaculture, hydroponics, engineering, horticulture, environmental science and conservation. We offer farm consultancy, design and construction services to aquaculture and horticulture industries, government, research and education facilities, local and internationally.