The aquaponics kit - Solidarity FabLab Lisungi

The 5th Solidarity FabLabs challenge!

The aquaponics kit

Solidarity FabLab Lisungi   

Four young people aged 24 to 28 who were unable to continue their studies joined this FabLab and invented an urban agriculture kit. This kit offers a solution to urbanization happening at breakneck pace in their country, climate change and growing rates of malnutrition. The plants are fertilized and irrigated with the nutrient-rich water from the fish tanks, which they recycle. This natural form of farming is possible on roofs and patios. It requires less labor, consumes 90% less water and yields up to 15 times as much as planting in the ground!

Discover a video of the project.

The project in photos

The aquaponics kit
The aquaponics kit
The aquaponics kit

Other projects to discover

The EyeTrap Connected Insect Trap
Solidarity FabLab El FabSpace   

Detecting parasites early and alerting farmers prevents crops from being seriously damaged while reducing the use of pesticides, which are toxic and make insects more resistant. Using the...

The Ghallaty Smart Harvesting Basket
Solidarity FabLab Rabat ODC   

Ten young people at the FabLab set themselves the objective of using new technologies to double agricultural productivity and revenue for smallholder fruit farmers. They therefore created and...

Toolu Kër Smart Urban Agriculture
Solidarity FabLab Lab-S   

“A field in the home” - that is how this vegetable micro-gardening project for terraces or balconies describes itself. With sensors for humidity, temperature, and light, the system automatically...

The Agrivao Plantation
Solidarity FabLab Ivo-Tika   

Led by a team of nine young people, this plantation aims to provide sustainable food security in a region (Vakinankaratra) in which chronic malnutrition has been steadily rising to reach rates of...

Stay in the loop,
subscribe to our newsletter

Vote for the third Solidarity FabLab challenge!

We have provided free training to young people seeking to enter the world of work since 2014 in our Solidarity FabLabs. There they learn digital manufacturing, teamwork and perhaps even a future trade. Our international challenge is aimed at them. It allows them to use our FabLabs to develop a project from A to Z and show everything they are capable of doing today. This year, the challenge is to create digital objects that address new agricultural and food issues. A theme that directly addresses one of the UN Sustainable Development Goals: "End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture."