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.
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For details of the project please click the title SUSTAINABLE INTENSIFICATION OF FOOD PRODUCTION IN THE HORN OF AFRICA