Why Use Aquaponics in Missions?
With over 850 million people in the world suffering from malnutrition, a variety of models for sustainable food production is needed to reverse this trend. While no single method will solve the problem, we believe that aquaponics provides a method that is simple, effective and easily reproducible in a wide variety of climates. It also provides a balance of protein-rich fish and vitamin-rich vegetables to address malnutrition.
Additionally, aquaponics provides a context for holistic evangelism. Since food is a basic need of all people, aquaponics is a great tool for opening doors into areas where the gospel message can also be declared. In this way we can present the whole gospel to the whole man throughout the whole earth.
Finally, aquaponics food production can be utilized to make mission training centers more self-sustaining and can be used commercially in outreach for poverty alleviation and community development.