iAVs Benefits

Advantages and Benefits of the iAVs technique include:
  • Reliable, continuous year-round production of high-quality food products with MINIMAL water consumption.
  • Comprehensive conservation of nutrient resources through intensive recycling and reuse of ‘waste’ materials and byproducts.
  • Conservation of and/or expansion of productive land resources (even to roof-tops) through intensive cultivation and reduction of pressures on over-exploit traditional agricultural lands.
  • Extremely advantageous in regions with extreme climate variability and/or soil conditions that are unsuitable for use by traditional agricultural exploitation.
Benefits of iAVaquaculture and vegetable production include:
  • Maximal conservation of  and productivity from available water resources and of nutrients in sustainable food production.
  • Exceptionally intensive simultaneous production of fish protein and high quality ‘organic’ fruit and/or vegetable crops (virtually any species).
  • Reduction of both operating and environmental costs relative to either cultural subsystem operated in isolation:
  • Water consumption in an integrated aqua-vegeculture system amounts to 1 percent (or less) of that required in pond culture to produce equivalent tilapia yields.
  • Such low-water-use symbiotic systems are applicable to the needs of arid or semi-arid regions where fish and fresh vegetables are in high demand and also in proximity to urban population centers.
  • Organic vine-ripened, pesticide-free produce and “fresh-daily” fish can derive premium prices, particularly during winter months in urban areas.
  • Consistent, highly-intensive and cost efficient simultaneous production of multiple high-value crops can be exceptionally profitable under effective management of appropriate facilities.

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