Innovative Labs for Africa’s food systems
A core part of INCiTiS-FOOD are 8 living labs located in 6 countries across 3 African regions: East: Kenya; West: Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone; Central: Cameroon, Gabon. Living labs will be turned into incubators and accelerators of innovation that will be used beyond the project’s duration.
A combination of aquaponics and hydroponics, integrated into a closed-loop system. Aquaponics is a sustainable farming technique that combines aquaculture (fish farming) and hydroponics (soilless plant cultivation). In this system, fish waste provides nutrients for the plants, and the plants filter and purify the water for the fish. Hydroponics, on the other hand, involves growing plants in a nutrient-rich water solution, without the use of soil.
Type of technology being developed in the Living Lab: Water circulation and waste composting for plant nutrition. The LL will serve as test/ demo site for innovations to advance climate smart production technologies e.g. sensors for moisture, temperature, RH, pH