experience extreme poverty and survive on $1.90 per day
OUR MISSION IS TO EMPOWER COMMUNITIES SUFFERING FROM FOOD INSECURITY AND WATER SCARCITY WITH THE SUSTAINABLE FOOD PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGY OF AQUAPONICS. PAYING THE KNOWLEDGE FORWARD THROUGH EDUCATION IS ESSENTIAL TO CREATING AN ABUNDANT FUTURE.
By constructing food systems that recirculates water and requires no soil – communities can produce chemical and pesticide-free outputs such as edible fish, vegetables, fruits, and herbs – while using significantly less water, space, and energy than traditional agriculture.
What is Aquaponics?
Aquaponics is a self-sustaining food production ecosystem that functions on the core interactions of fish, plants and bacteria. Simply put, fish and their waste provide fresh nutrition for plants that grow entirely in recirculating water – with no soil required!
A diverse range of direct outputs include edible fish, vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowering plants.
Aquaponics presents key advantages, resource saving techniques, and a life-changing forward impact that can be more beneficial than traditional agriculture or farming solely on aquaculture or hydroponic methods.
Numbers That Make A Difference
less water used than traditional agriculture
increase to crop density allowing for versatility and efficient use of space
waste runoff, pesticides or chemicals
The Koya Approach
economically disadvantaged communities with limited access to healthy food and scarce resources.
with an organization, school, co-op program, or other avenues in the community to build aquaponics systems.
and train local support staff to be aquaponics experts in building and maintaining the farming systems.
and implement methods and materials that will ensure the systems flourish as sustainable food sources.
a “disciple” culture among the entire community, paying the knowledge forward to create a generational ripple effect of food self-sufficiency.
In addition to our ongoing impact in the United States as a California-based 501(c)(3), we’ve established a 2-year fundraising goal of $2.4 MILLION to support expansion into four additional countries – constructing various scales of food production systems, training centers & paying the knowledge forward through vocational education.