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Floating food farm - providing fresh food where land is scarce

  • How can we combat the projected shortage of 22,000,000 km² of farmland by 2050?
  • How can we add value to the 70% of the Earth’s surface that consists of water?
  • How can we provide large cities surrounded by low-lying or inundated areas with fresh local food?
Description

It is predicted that the growing world population, soil exhaustion and climate change will result in a shortage of 22 million km² of arable land by 2050. Yet, 70% of the Earth's surface is water, and it is here that we need to look for new opportunities and solutions. Floating food farms on channels, rivers and lakes can provide large cities with fresh and sustainable food. It creates a special atmosphere in the city. Floating food farms are produced of sustainable expanded polystyrene (airpop) with a large floating capacity. A single square metre of airpop can carry 700kg of weight.

When would I choose this tool?

Floating farms provide a solution to produce fresh, local vegetables in large cities, such as Singapore where tomatoes are exorbitantly expensive. In developing countries, such as Bangladesh, where floods are a serious problem for agriculture, floating farms could provide a sustainable solution.

What are the main advantages?
  • Does not require land conversion.
  • Sustainable material that can be recycled.
  • Locally produced fresh food reduces the ecological footprint.
How do I apply?

Contact Marcel Vijn