Vertical Farming

SUMMARY

Maximising food production amongst Sub Sahara African youth despite inconsistent weather and skewed land ownership. Maximising output from minimum input and guaranteed yields and profits.

ESTIMATED COST: $5000
LOCATION(S): General

Vertical structures are erected in a controlled environment that ensures suitable growth conditions for the vegetables. The control mechanism can vary from shade net, plastic covers or any material that will keep the harsh African sun at bay. This will reduce the water requirements and protect the crops from weather elements like hail and the sun.

Vertical structures will increase the surface area on which the farmer can plant by up to 10 times or more depending on the vegetables being planted. This subsequently means that on a similar surface area, under the same weather patterns, the vertical farmer will produce up to 10 times more than his/her competitors. Quantities will not be the only competitive edge for this farmer but quality will also be improved as he managed to create ideal conditions for the crop.

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