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Tropentag, September 14 - 16, 2022, Prague

"Can agroecological farming feed the world? Farmers' and academia's views."


Seaweed, one of the important marine living resources could be termed as the futuristically promising plant

Magdy Mohamed Niazy

Agric. Res. Cent. (ARC), Egypt


Abstract


A food desert is a term used to describe a neighbourhood with severely limited access to affordable fresh whole foods, such as fruit and vegetables. Seaweed can offer us that extra bit of ancestral health Because it contains over 10,000 unique compounds that are found nowhere else on this planet. These compounds can help our body to stay in optimal health. And regain a little more of that ancestral health, by putting something natural (seaweed) back into something natural (our body). These low-maintenance flora and fauna don‘t need to be fed at all. In fact, they naturally improve water quality, filtering it as they feed off of sunlight and nutrients in the seawater. By absorbing carbon through photosynthesis, these farms help battle climate change, and reduce local ocean acidification while creating habitats for other species to thrive .Shifting to restorative ocean farming could provide good jobs
for coastal communities, and support healthy plant and shellfish-based diets that have an incredibly low carbon footprint. In just 5 months, 4,000 square meters of ocean can produce 25 tons of seaweed and 250,000 of shellfish. With the right distribution network, a series of small farms, collectively the size of Washington State could feed the planet. Farms like these are already popping up around the globe, and a new generation of farmers is stepping up to pursue a more sustainable future. Done properly, regenerative ocean farming could play a vital role in helping our oceans, our climate, and ourselves.


Keywords: Food resource


Contact Address: Magdy Mohamed Niazy, Agric. Res. Cent. (ARC), 12 Mansour Street Qism El - Nizam, 44511 Zagazig,, Egypt, e-mail: amagdy16@gmail.com


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