Eco-friendly aquaponic farming
Who is it that would loan Allah a goodly loan so He will multiply it for him and he will have a noble reward? (57:11)
Thirsting for life. Gaza’s blockade makes it all but impossible for families to earn a living, especially since there’s not enough clean water in Gaza. Donate an aquaponic farm and provide a marginalised family with a sustainable low-water farming method to help them grow food, even on rooftops!
£2,700 – Enable a vulnerable Palestinian to farm large quantities of quality vegetables and fish through aquaponics.
Choose: Go thirsty or drink polluted water
35% of Gaza’s most fertile land and 85% of its fishing waters are inaccessible because of the blockade. Water is scarce, and when it’s available it’s polluted - 97% of water in Gaza is unfit for consumption. Farmers have had to abandon many popular plants – such as strawberries and flowers – which require large amounts of clean water.
But with your help, we can change this. Help us to establish aquaponic farms, and to make farmers resilient to the blockade.
What is aquaponic farming?
Plants naturally purify water, making it suitable for fish, and the waste produced by fish nourishes plants. Aquaponics is a farming technique that connects a fish tank to plants, growing crops directly in the water. It uses 80% less water, and 90% less pesticides than traditional farming, and has the potential to yield 5 or 10 times as much produce. Aquaponic farms need so little space that they can even be installed on rooftops!
By helping farmers in Gaza to establish aquaponic farms, we can eliminate the need for as much water, while helping them to increase their income, providing a sustainable livelihood under the difficult restrictions of the blockade.
How can you change lives in Gaza?
When you give £2,700, you’ll help a farming family to establish an aquaponic farm, providing the all the equipment, fish, and nutrients needed to help them grow fruit and vegetables to feed their families, and to sell for profit.
Working with the Palestinian Agricultural Vocational Training School in Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza, we’ll establish a demonstration solar-powered aquaponics system, and teach agronomy students and farmers to implement this technique, as well as training them with business skills to help them sell their produce.
These newly-trained participants will then share this training with other vulnerable families, farmers, and female breadwinners, helping to spread this innovative technique in Gaza’s community.
This project will observe COVID-19 protection measures for as long as needed, including social distancing, masks, ventilation, and handwashing.
Our work in Gaza
We’ve been changing lives in Palestine for 30 years. Our recent work includes building a desalination plant for 15,000 people at Al Aqsa University, supporting over 3,000 children through winter in Gaza, and helping to fight the critical medical crisis by providing 10,000 medicines. In 2020, we helped a massive 2,442,221 people through our projects in Palestine, including improving food security for 81,604 people, supporting the healthcare of 100,000 people, and providing clean water and sanitation to 2,244,057 people.
Provide a vulnerable farmer with an aquaponic farm, and help them to change their future.