ANGEL ADELAJA IS GROWING PLANTS WITH NO SOIL AND LITTLE WATER

ANGEL ADELAJA IS GROWING PLANTS WITH NO SOIL AND LITTLE WATER

For better or worse, our world keeps evolving without our permission – and we keep scrambling to keep up, especially in the area of agriculture.

Sure, we’re producing more food than ever before, but our current model is unsustainable, and as the world’s population grows and climate change becomes more unforgiving, we will need a radical transformation to keep up.

This is where innovative new solutions like vertical farming – growing food in vertically stacked layers – and hydroponics – growing plants with no soil and little water – come into play.

Combining these two innovative solutions, Angel Adelaja has created a revolutionary stackable container farm, using shipping containers, that is the most affordable in the world – and just one container can do about an acre and a half of vegetable production.

Born out of the need to make urban farming accessible to everyone, Angel co-founded We Farm Africa, and founded Fresh Direct Produce and Agro-Allied Services, a social enterprise that has pioneered hydroponic agriculture in Nigeria.

Angel Adelaja (Photo: Farm Direct)

Angel Adelaja (Photo: Fresh Direct)

Speaking with The Way Women Work about what inspired the containers, Angel said:

“When we started Fresh Direct, we realized that new technology could make the difference that African agriculture needed.

Unfortunately, we needed to import the technology and it was too expensive. So we decided to innovate and create our own technology from indigenous materials.”

Fresh Direct Nigeria has multiple active divisions, so they don’t just farm, they create low-tech affordable technologies, like the stackable container farm, to simplify agriculture in Nigeria – and eventually, the world.

Source: Konbini.com

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