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2020 Recap: The impossibilities becoming possible

2020 Recap: The impossibilities becoming possible

If you’re like me, this time of year you get  emails from companies that like to talk about their offering or success during the past year.  Instead of focusing on Aquaponics AI, I would like to offer you a small glimpse into the excitement and momentum we see in the Aquaponics movement at a global scale.

It’s our pleasure to interact with people all around the world doing aquaponics.  We’ve seen the struggles of the infamous Year of 2020 catapult Aquaponics into being one of the leading next-gen localized sustainable farming methods on the planet.  The trajectory does not show any indication of slowing down.  In fact, we are expecting the aquaponics industry to experience exponential growth starting right after we finish our holiday celebrations :D.  

Some have already started, Upward Farms just raised 15M in new funding to help their vision of aquaponics in every major city in the United States. Boom.

Here is also what we’re seeing across the globe...

Tulua - Jordan

Tulua rooftop farm on the center for vocational training in downtown Amman, Jordan

Tulua (meaning “the rising” in Arabic) is building a rooftop system atop a vocational training center for young adults with special needs.  The farm is located right in the heart of Amman and will train these lovely people in how to do business, generate income, grow fresh produce and raise fish.

Project Milan - India

Project Milan in India

A group of passionate university students are working diligently to turn their prototype small commercial farm into a large impact focused business.  They are now testing different subsystems, tracking fish growth and nutrient levels, and looking to a bright 2021.


SFCC Team at the CEA program

Santa Fe Community College used aquaponics to feed the community during the pandemic!  They delivered fresh produce boxes to ensure that people were fed and healthy during this difficult time.

Tree Frog - Kenya

We just got off the phone with Tree Frog in Kenya where they are setting up four large greenhouses and have a vision to scale up to 20 greenhouses in the next few years.  Aquaponics has proven to be a viable and inspiring solution in Kenya.

The future of aquaponics is deeply rooted in its natural liberative and regenerative qualities. It is producing more food in less space and can be done with a limited budget or as a large commercial farm.  Globally it is providing nutrient rich food for refugees, top-quality produce to restaurateurs, jobs and businesses for low income families, and utterly disrupting the agricultural value chain.

Aquaponics is one of the most transformative and disruptive things you can invest in this next year.  Don’t miss this momentum, excitement and potential. Let’s all work together to achieve something impossible.


Jonathan Reyes
CEO & Co-founder