To equip and educate orphanages and children's homes in Aquaponic technology, providing a sustainable solution to meet their need for food security
Milmon Amule Dennis, our East Africa Operations Director, checks the plant beds in our newly built aquaponic research and development center in Arua, Uganda.
Through the strategic placement of aquaponic (AP) systems, Targeted Aquaponics Growth (TAG) has the mission to reduce the physical, cultural and economic effects of malnutrition at orphanages and schools.
“Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'”
— martin luther king jr.
Aquaponics is a marriage between aquaculture and hydroponics. The technology is based on a system of aquaculture in which the waste produced by farmed fish or other aquatic animals supplies nutrients for plants grown hydroponically, which in turn purifies the water.
Why is Aquaponics so important in developing countries?
- It uses 95% less water than in ground crops
- It reduces the planting to harvest time by 50%
- It yields 2 to 3 times the average harvest
- Perhaps, one of the most important upside of Aquaponic systems in developing countries is the Aquaculture element of the system -- the ability to produce fish that will provide invaluable meat protein
less water used than watering a field of crops
less time to harvest
as much harvest
Damon Arthur and Dr. Richard Palmer started Targeted Aquaponic Growth (TAG) to meet the needs of the hungry across the globe. TAG's vision is to have TAG aquaponic systems replicated to help children's homes, communities in developing nations and those in need have a constant source of nutritious food supply using the least amount of water possible. It's Dr. Palmer and Damon's passion for others and for aquaponic systems that makes TAG what it is today.