Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 22 February 2016 at 08:10

Looking Up: Vertical Farming in Addis

(22 Feb 2016, Addis Ababa)

Vertical Farming may not be a new or even a recent topic in relation to urban agriculture and sustainable food production. However, in Ethiopia, where cities are currently in continuous expansion, the need to look upwards besides sideways is becoming inevitable.

Our member, Dejene Adem, has started looking up. He is already harvesting fresh vegetables from the vertical farm he built just in front of his house as a pilot project. When scaled up successfully and practiced by residents in and surrounding big cities like Addis Ababa, he believes his idea of vertical farming will have a significant impact on food security – let alone on availability of fresh and nutrient food just around the corner.

He started the pilot project using a seed money he received from Reach for Change for being among the 20 shortlisted applicants out of 200 competitors in a social entrepreneurship competition. The Four finalists of this competition will be a

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Prosper KOUTCHAINOU I am interested in your practice. you have video documentary or document that can allow us to reproduce it in Benin

2 years 5 months ago

Dejene Adem Dear thank you for your interest. I will be happy to share my experience. Email: amona.son@gmail.com

2 years 5 months ago

morrison kivutih Dear sir ,very interesting would like to share with you,kindly make an invitation wish to learn more in Ethiopia,morrison.kivuti@gmail.com

2 years 4 months ago

Dejene Adem Dear Morrison, thanks a lot for your interest. I am very happy to share. My email: amona.son@gmail.com

2 years 4 months ago