• Description
What is the immediate issue or problem?

We’re looking for two solutions in one for this challenge. Firstly, what is the best way to increase mass production of organic produce with low water supplies? And the second part of the question is: what would the ideal home garden be for self-sustainability with low water requirements. What vegetables would be the optimal balance to provide a basic daily nutritional requirement for a family of four using a 16 square meter space?

How long have we got to solve it?

We don’t really have a deadline, we’re just looking for interesting ideas.

What issues stand in the way of solving this problem?

You need to be cognoscente of the fact that any kind of cost in setup is going to be a hurdle. Your solutions really need to focus on using cheap and easily available materials, with a preference on recycling of waste material to facilitate the processes in your solution.

What kind of assets do you think we could use to solve the problem?

The kind of areas we operate in have extremely high poverty and joblessness, so there is really no shortage of people to help tend to and maintain these mini farms.

What has been tried and hasn’t worked or hasn’t completely solved the problem?

There are many real-world examples available, however most of them fail because they are costly or complex to implement.

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