Bibliographic Review of Aquaponic Systems and their Relevance to Côte d’Ivoire, a Sub-Saharan African Country

  • Nobah Celine Sidonie Koco Maître-Assistant; Ecole Normale Supérieure d'Abidjan; Département des Sciences et Technologie; Section Sciences de la Vie et de la Terre; Abidjan; Côte d'Ivoire
  • Koffi Kouakou Barthelemy Maître-Assistant; Ecole Normale Supérieure d'Abidjan; Département des Sciences et Technologie; Section Sciences de la Vie et de la Terre; Abidjan; Côte d'Ivoire
  • Kouakou Affoue Constantine Doctorante Université Félix Houphouët-Boigny; UFR Biosciences ; Laboratoire d’hydrobiologie et d’écotechnologie des eaux, Côte d'Ivoire
Keywords: Aquaponics, agriculture, above-ground fishfarming, techniques


Through a review of aquaponic techniques, the present work highlights the interest aroused by this practice in the world as well as different modes of exploitation. Aquaponics is defined as a coupling between a recirculated aquaculture compartment and an aboveground crop compartment. Since two decades, it has been the subject of a significant economic activity in Canada, the USA, Australia and induces numerous research activities. This system is subdivided into three (3) major techniques which are the culture techniques on bed of inert substrates, on nutritive film and that of rafts. Aquaponics is the subject of profitable industrial economic activity on both large and small scale in the USA and Canada. Given the benefits of low water consumption, then on-use of fertilizers and pesticides, aquaponics is unquestionably according to researchers and users, the system capable of revolutionizing livestock farming and agriculture around the world. Côte d'Ivoire is suffering not only from the consequences of climate change but also from rapid urbanization, with the consequent change in water resources. Aquaponics deserves to be mastered then popularized in this country, to help produce fish and plants of better quality while avoiding the waste of water caused by traditional livestock systems.


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How to Cite
Sidonie Koco, N. C., Barthelemy, K. K., & Constantine, K. A. (2024). Bibliographic Review of Aquaponic Systems and their Relevance to Côte d’Ivoire, a Sub-Saharan African Country. European Scientific Journal, ESJ, 20(12), 63.
ESJ Natural/Life/Medical Sciences