Faculty Advisor

Clancy, Edward A.

Faculty Advisor

Miller, Fabienne

Center

PR / Puerto Rico Project Center

Abstract

Agroponicos Cosecha de Puerto Rico, Inc. operates the only aquaponics farm in Puerto Rico. Their goal is to create a widespread aquaponics industry on the island. We evaluated the opportunities for this industry’s growth by surveying the market interest of consumers, restaurants and grocery stores, and evaluating education in the field of aquaponics. The market was assessed based on organic and GMO-free products and education was evaluated based on a one-day vocational workshop about aquaponics. Data were analyzed, which indicated a lack of knowledge of organic and GMO- free products in the community. We created multiple recommendations for Agroponicos including distribution of informational pamphlets and the use of evaluation surveys for aquaponics workshop improvement.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2013

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Advisor Department

Business

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