Aquaponics brings together the production of plants and fish in a shared environment. This system provides fresh vegetables and fish while greatly reducing the ecological impact, making it an ideal candidate for urban agriculture.
On 5 March prof. Haïssam Jijakli from University of Liège will come to Wageningen to talk about ground-breaking Smart Aquaponics project coordinated by his team at Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech. In this project various partners are working together to develop a connected solution consisting of sensors, servers, models and a serious game type application. This will be used for the management of production systems at different scales (individuals, communities, and industry) and for education and communication around aquaponics.
About the speaker
Haïssam Jijakli has been developing a new line of research on urban agriculture since 2011 at the University of Liège (ULg). He created the Research Center in Urban Agriculture that develops in and outdoor production modules for urban communities and individuals as well as for professionals. He also coordinates a degree program in Urban Agriculture at the University of Liège. Since the beginning of his career, he has to his credit more than 400 scientific productions including a hundred peer-reviewed articles, 5 patents, and 3 spin-offs, including Green SURF which supports projects in urban agriculture.