Ahmed is the founder of Urbanspace Aquaponics which designed, built and operated a commercial aquaponics facility located in Vancouver, BC. with over 2,500 sqft of growing space producing over 3000 vegetables a week.
Ahmed, holds a Master's degree in environmental engineering and has a background in private and government consulting. As an environmental consultant Ahmed tackled critical environmental issues facing governments and the private sector related to water management. Inspired by the potential of aquaponics to become the future of sustainable agriculture Ahmed decided to forgo his engineering career and became a full-time farmer. After successfully selling the aquaponics farm Ahmed now teaches, designs and build aquaponic farms for his clients in North America, Africa and India.
Ahmed believes aquaponics and similar technologies will drive the evolution of food production in the 21st century. With food scarcity becoming a pressing global issue and land becoming a dwindling resource, aquaponics offers a solution that could change the way we think about food production.