RURAL DEVELOPMENT

LOW-HANGING FRUIT

Rural Development

Increased desertification and arid, low nutrient soils have led to food shortages and malnutrition in lesser economically developed countries.

Pyrolysis kilns allow global communities to convert agricultural waste into biochar – a valuable soil amendment used to grow fruit and vegetables in otherwise inhospitable soils.

Biochar production is central to the success of international Super Vegetable Gardens, which grow fresh food in rural communities – a SVG of less than 60 m2 provides a balanced diet for a family of 10 with 80% less water consumption.

Case studies

> The Ivory Foundation projects – Southern Africa

> TEI Tei Taveuni

> Belize

 

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