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Aquaponics holds big jobs potential for Pacific nations

Aquaponics holds big jobs potential for Pacific nations

Updated 29 August 2012, 17:52 AEST

Aquaponics is the latest way to grow vegetables in the Pacific and, according to Pacific Trade and Invest, it has the potential to create new jobs and businesses.

In the Cook Islands, those attending the Pacific Forum meetings will get a chance to go to the launch of a new aquaponics system build especially for Pacific conditions.

It was designed by Melbourne scientist Dr Wilson Leonard with the backing of New Zealand aid and the regional trade agency.

Auckland-based Pacific Trade Commissioner, Adam Dennis, says the system is already growing a wide range of commercially sought after vegetables and herbs.

Presenter: Jemima Garrett

Speaker: Auckland-based Pacific Trade Commissioner Adam Dennis

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