Phytoponics

About This Project

The global population is expected to grow rapidly to reach 9 billion by 2050 increasing pressure on farming and food production. Securing a sustainable and affordable method to meet this demand is a global challenge. Hydroponics has been identified as the most efficient way to grow since farmers can plant 4 times the number of crops as in the same area for soil farming, no herbicides or pesticides are required for crop growth thereby reducing the environmental impact and certain crops can grow twice as fast. However, current hydroponic solutions require big investments and can be very difficult to manage reducing the uptake of the method.

 

Phytoponics have developed a revolutionary patent pending hydroponic growing system that is capable of delivering high return on investment at an affordable price. Phytoponics is the first company offering Deep Water Culture technology where plants are held and roots are fed a nutrient solution. The system is geared to the hectare scale, giving huge productive benefits to the commercial grower, at half the cost of current offerings, enabling high produce quality and value, high consistent yields and high resource efficiency. It integrates a novel smart growing sack with existing irrigation systems and automated farm management for seamless conversion to hydroponics.

Topic
SC5- Boosting the potential of small businesses in the areas of climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials
Year

2018

Cutoff

February

Beneficiaries

Coordinator

Phytoponics Ltd

Country

United Kingdom

Website

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