The Challenge

Two of the fastest growing food sectors are organic food and aquaculture. In recent years both sectors have come under increasing pressure from excessive demand and insufficient/unsustainable supply.

Organically produced food is recognised as being not only healthier for consumers but also more sustainable for the environment. However, the added costs to organic farmers of “going the extra mile” for the environment often means losing many of the efficiencies of conventional “industrialised” agriculture.

At the same time, many of the world’s great ocean fisheries are under the relentless pressure of over fishing. Aquaculture, long heralded as a solution to the fall in the wild catch, has also run into limitations due to problems caused by the enormous quantities of effluent that such operations release into the environment on a daily basis..

The Green Camel Solution

Our solution to these challenges is an integrated aquaculture-horticulture system that produces both fish and vegetables in a symbiotic manner with zero pesticides.

One of the fundamental principles of best practice farming is to manage the nutrient cycle within the farm system wherever possible, making the waste stream from one process the feedstock for another. By taking the waste from aquaculture and safely processing it to create an allowable input to organic crop production, Green Camel turns a waste stream into nutrient stream.

Solution

The system operates as a semi-closed biosphere (inside a state-of-the-art glasshouse), waste from fish production is captured and transformed into plant available nutrition allowing maximized plant production. It addresses the issues of waste in aquaculture and decreases input costs and environmental burdens of horticultural production.