Aerofood4future Innovative soil-less farming solutions for food production using less water and energy
For over 8000yeaers we have been ploughing soil to grow our food. In fact we have got so good at it that over 80% of the world’s farmable land is already in use utilizing several liters of water and at the same time contaminating the water reserves with the chemical runoff. By 2050 we expect another 3billion people on earth to join us for a meal at the dining table.
Traditional agricultural practices take water for granted. Irrigation systems in modern farms can be inefficient and wasteful. In fact, over 90% of the water used in traditional agriculture simply evaporates. Aerofood employs a revolutionary new system of growing plants called Aeroponics. In this system, the roots of the plants are suspended in the air and are provided with all necessary water and food through a cloud of nutrient solution using ultrafine nozzles. This system is more efficient and more saving in all aspects than hydroponics.