SW Nepal sees the huge potential in hydroponic (vegetable only) and aquaponic (vegetable and fish) grow systems. These systems allow plants to be grown without the use of good quality soil, making them very suitable for villages situated on low-quality land or land that is difficult to farm (steep hillsides for example). Aquaponic systems would allow families to cultivate more food per unit area of space and simultaneously cultivate high quality, organic fish, providing them with highly nutritious food that they would not have had access to otherwise. Not only could these systems help improve food security for many, they would also combat malnutrition. We are currently building and testing our own organic hydroponics system at our office in Kathmandu, with plans develop it into a fully functional aquaponics system.