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The CHALLENGE we face...

Aproximately 72% of the world is covered with water. Of that, only about 2% of that water is drinkable. 2/3rds of that 2% is locked away in the ice caps of Greenland and Antartica. Staggeringly, 70% of all freshwater available for use, is used by humans to irrigate crops and in the raising of animals.

 

Nearly 1 BILLION people worldwide struggle with severe hunger and poverty. In developing countries it is mainly the local family farmer who is responsible for generating what food is available.

 

The world's population is expected to grow to 9.7 billion, by the year 2050.

 

Aquaponics uses up to 90% less water than traditional food growing endeavors and in addition provides plants and fish protein in a fully circled ecosytem. Using Aquapponics in conjunction with other clean food growing methods on a small footprint, is our mission. This enables people to feed their families through several approaches, which exponentially increases the chances of sustainable food production.

 

A Word from the Director

Unlike other forms of food production, Aquaponics offers the potential for growing food just about anywhere on the planet, without the need for vast amounts of land and water. While this approach is exciting, it lacks the security of "backup and redundancy".

 

The International Center of Aquaponics and Family Farming (ICAFF) is a non-profit organization that teaches families around the world the principles of “TransFarming” which transforms the traditional way of thinking about personal food production with those which are more realistic for our times.

 

I invite you to explore our website and see the wonderful world-changing activities in which we are involved. Then consider joining us in our efforts.

 

Thanks y'all,

 

Arturo Arredondo, Director

The International Center of Aquaponics and Family Farming

 

2021 ICAFF

Project Calendar

at a Glance

 

JANUARY

Iris Abilene Symposium

Buffalo Gap, Texas

 

 

​​2020 ICAFF

Project Calendar

at a Glance

DECEMBER

Rocky Point Training Center

Medina, Texas

NOVEMBER

Medina Children's Home Learning Center

Medina, Texas

OCTOBER

Times of the Signs Initiative

United States

SEPTEMBER

Personal Clean Food Production Advance

San Antonio, Texas

AUGUST

Preparation for the Times Project

Texas

JULY

Texas TransFarming Extension Launch

Texas

 

​JUNE

Automated Wicking Bed Build

Bandera, Texas

 

​APRIL - MAY

COVID-19

United States

MARCH

Construction Projects

Nuevo Leon, Mexico

FEBRUARY

TransFarming Seminar

Medina, Texas

JANUARY

Children's Holiday Endeavors

Saltillo, Monterrey, Montemorelos, Mexico

​​2019 ICAFF

Project Calendar

at a Glance

OCTOBER - DECEMBER

Children's Holiday Endeavors

Saltillo, Galeana, Montemorelos, Mexico

SEPTEMBER

MFM Launch

Nuevo Leon, Mexico

AUGUST

Construction Projects

Galeana, Mexico

APRIL - JULY

Texas TransFarming Projects

Central Texas

 

JANUARY - MARCH

Moringa Propagation Project

Dripping Springs, Texas

2018 ICAFF

Project Calendar

at a Glance

 

JUNE - OCTOBER

Shangri-la Eco Retreat

Organic Training Center Development

El Chimbo, Honduras

 

MAY

Nuestos Pequenos Hermanos

Fish Farm Development Project

Talanga, Honduras

 

APRIL

House of Hope

Tilapia Farm Project

Zacapa, Guatemala

MARCH

The James Project

Food Production Survey

Orphanage at Finca Yalu
Monjas, Guatemala

FEBRUARY

The Leadership Center School for Girls

Aquaponic System Rehabilitation

Zambrano, Honduras

JANUARY

Farm Expansion Project

Orphanage Emmanuel
Guaimaca, Honduras

2017 ICAFF

Project Calendar

at a Glance

OCTOBER

Tilapia Farm Production Harvest

Orphanage Emmanuel

Guaimaca, Honduras

 

AUGUST - SEPTEMBER

Andes Farm Infrastructure Project

​Cuzco, Peru

JULY

Nuestos Pequenos Hermanos

Fish Farm Development Project

Talanga, Honduras

​JUNE

The Leadership Center School for Girls

Aquaponic System Rehabilitation

Zambrano, Honduras

MARCH - MAY

Business Assistance for Women

Virtual Publication

FEBRUARY

Tilapia Farm Production Harvest

Orphanage Emmanuel

Guaimaca, Honduras

 

​JANUARY

The TransFarming Initiative

Transforming Backyards into Farmyards

Practical Application

2016 ICAFF

Project Calendar

at a Glance

​DECEMBER

Orphanage Emmanuel

Moringa Orchard Plantation

Guaimaca, Honduras

 

​NOVEMBER

Eden Jungle

Moringa Forest Farms

Cantaranas, Honduras

​​OCTOBER

Ultimate Survival Strategies

Farm Course Filming Project

Austin, Texas

SEPTEMBER

Readiness University

Food Production Seminar

Camp Barkley - Buffalo Gap, Texas

JUNE - AUGUST

Orphanage Emmanuel

Glasswing  Soiless Farm Project

Guaimaca, Honduras

MAY

New Life Children's Home

Tilapia Farm and Aquaponic Expansion

Jalaca, Honduras

 

APRIL

Hogar de la Promesa

Promise Home Orphanage

Aquaculture Development

El Progresso, Honduras

 

MARCH

Fish Hatchery Construction Project

The Mosquito Coast

 

FEBRUARY

Orphanage Emmanuel Farming Program

Guaimaca, Honduras

 

JANUARY 2016

White Stone Training Center

Dripping Springs, TX

2015 ICAFF

Project Calendar

at a Glance

NOVEMBER - DECEMBER 2015

Orphanage Emmanuel

Guaimaca, Honduras

 

OCTOBER

Siloé

Soyopango, El Salvador

 

SEPTEMBER

Orphanage Emmanuel

Guaimaca, Honduras

 

AUGUST

White Stone Family Farm Training

Sawyer Ranch B&B

 

JULY

Suburban Farming 101

Dripping Springs, Texas

 

JUNE

Family Garden Initiative

La Cieba, Honduras

 

MAY

Varied Aquaponic Projects

San Jose Villanueva, El Salvador

 

APRIL

The Dripping Springs Aquaponic Group

Dripping Springs, Texas

 

MARCH

Aquaponic Documentary Film Shoot

Austin, Texas

 

FEBRUARY

Missionary's Aquaponic Field Guide

National Collaborative

 

JANUARY

The Aquaponic Group Expansion

Texas

2014 ICAFF

Project Calendar

at a Glance

DECEMBER 2014

Rooftop Aquaponic Development

Havana, Cuba

 

NOVEMBER

TransFarm #1 Transfer

Central Texas

 

OCTOBER

Corazon Grande Orphanage

Reynosa, Mexico

 

Pan de Vida Children’s Home

Sandoval, Mexico

 

SEPTEMBER

Crimson Outreach

La Ceiba, Atlantida, Honduras

 

AUGUST

Family Gardening Initiative

San Jose Villanueva, El Salvador

 

JULY

Aquaponic and Business Seminar

Istanbul, Turkey

 

JUNE

Aquaponic Development

Puerto Morelos, Mexico

 

MAY

MaBarra Aquaponic Project

Kenya, Africa

 

APRIL

Pan de Vida Children’s Home

Sandoval, Mexico

 

MARCH

Casa Hogar Corazon Grande

Reynosa, Mexico

 

 

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