Sustainable Aquaponics Farming Course with Republic Polytechnic
Singapore aims to produce 30 percent of its nutritional needs by 2030 for an enhanced food security. To make this vision a reality, various methods and systems can be adopted by farmers. These include aquaponics, an integrated method of growing food by combining aquaculture and hydroponic. In an aquaponics system, waste excreted by fish are converted by microorganisms into nutrients for plants; making it possible to grow plants and farm aquatic animals sustainably using a natural method.
This two-day course is jointly conducted by Republic Polytechnic and V-Plus Agritech. It will provide you with a holistic overview of agriculture, aquaculture, and aquaponics practices to help you appreciate the distinctiveness of each system. Furthermore, the course discusses the essential conditions needed for aquaculture and aquaponics systems to function optimally.
Various hands-on activities will be included as part of the course to enhance learning. There will also be site visits to a greenhouse, fish research centre, and an aquaponics farm to help you understand how the various concepts taught are applied in the industry.
By the end of the course, you will be able to:
- Understand the essential elements and conditions required for the growth of plants and fishes in aquaponic systems
- Apply appropriate aquaponic knowledge and skills to farm plants and fishes
- Manage and maintain simple aquaponic systems
Who Should Attend?
- Aquaponics Hobbyist
- Farm Technologist
- Produce Specialist
Participants will be awarded a Certificate of Completion upon meeting the 75% course attendance requirement.
For courses with formal assessment component, participants will be awarded the certification of completion upon passing the assessment. Otherwise, a certification of attendance will be issued instead upon meeting the 75% course attendance requirement.
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