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Innovation and Food Security in Somaliland

SUSTAINABLE INTENSIFICATION OF FOOD PRODUCTION IN THE HORN OF AFRICA

By 2050 global agricultural output will need to increase by 60% on current levels to meet demand for food. Agricultural output on such a scale will put an increased strain on resources such as water. Lack of fresh water supply for agriculture is becoming an acute problem. Arid regions such as the Persian Gulf, Mediterranean, and the Horn of Africa have long faced problems with water scarcity in agriculture. Seawater Greenhouse Ltd is collaborating with Aston University, and PENHA with support from Innovate UK and DFID on a new project in the Horn of Africa.

To read more about the project and get updates please download the file.

To follow project updates from the decidated website, please click here

Photo credit: SWGH

Media Sources on the Seawater Greenhouse Innovative Project

SEAWATER GREENHOUSE REAPS FIRST HARVEST: SOMALILAND PRESS REPORTS

A ground-breaking project to grow vegetables with seawater has produced its first harvest in Somaliland, green tech start-up Seawater Greenhouse announced today.

The UK start-up has reaped a successful crop of lettuces, tomatoes, cucumbers and onions from the ‘greenhouse’ – a shade net covered with cardboard pads. Seawater is trickled over the pads to keep the air damp and cool for the plants, cutting the need for irrigation by up to 90 per cent.

To read the full story reported by the Somaliland Press please click here.

The decades-long quest to end drought (and feed millions) by taking the salt out of seawater

“The world isn’t short of water, it’s just in the wrong place, and too salty," says Charlie Paton – so he's spent the past 24 years building the technology to prove it