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Hydroponic Farming: A Hidden Solution for the Vulnerable Urban Poor

Hydroponic farming is a revolutionary way of farming, allowing farmers to grow food without the assistance of soil and natural light. They do this by planting their crops in blocks of perlite or rockwool, and utilizing artificial lighting as opposed to natural lighting. The goal was to initial reduce the prevalence of hunger and related food shortages, but now families are actually financially supporting themselves through the hydroponic farming process by selling the produce they’ve grown.

Key Takeaways:

  • During a trip to Sweden, Ugandan Amon Makihako fell in love with the idea of hydroponic gardening.
  • Makihako’s organization made hydroponic equipment more available and offered training on its operation.
  • Aquaponic, aeroponic and vegetable systems are the major categories within hydroponic farming.

“It enables people to grow food without soil and natural light”

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