publication . Article . 2017

Aquaponics in urban agriculture: social acceptance and urban food planning

Georgia Pollard; James Ward; Barbara A Koth;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jun 2017
  • Publisher: Switzerland : MDPIAG
  • Country: Australia
Abstract
Aquaponics is emerging as a novel technology with particular potential for urban agriculture (UA). The social acceptance of aquaponics and its place in urban food planning has not previously been studied. This study used focus groups, key informant interviews, and scenario analyses to investigate the reactions of Adelaide’s urban food opinion leaders and local government area (LGA) officials to aquaponics. Most of the focus group participants were unfamiliar with aquaponics. The perceived negatives of the technology received greater attention than the perceived benefits. Aquaponics was thought to be most competitive in either niche or wholesale markets, with a n...
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free text keywords: aquaponics, business models, community perception, local food systems, social acceptance, urban agriculture, urban food planning, Urban planning, Marketing, Environmental resource management, business.industry, business, Business model, Local government area, Opinion leadership, Focus group, lcsh:Plant culture, lcsh:SB1-1110
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