FOOD AND NUTRITION HYDROPONICS PROGRAM

In collaboration with United Nations World Food Program, we are increasing food security for Kibera residents by applying innovative solutions to grow food in urban slums.

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WHY HYDROPONICS

On average, a slum household spends 40-50% of its income on food. The majority of the households don't have a stable income, resulting in chronic food insecurity being a norm in the slums. To address this challenge and achieve the objectives of Sustainable Development Goals 2 and 11, we are implementing innovative ways of growing food in areas where space is usually very limited, and conditions are challenging.

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Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya

THE BENEFITS

Water Efficiency

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Hydroponics farming uses up to 90% less water compared to the traditional approach.
 

OUR IMPACT

SINCE 2021

ALL DATE = SINCE 2021

+250

women-led household benefit from the program monthly

+500

children benefited from the program to date

90%

less water is used for farming

2.5 TON

of vegetables have been harvested and delivered to the community
THE BENEFITS

Water Efficiency

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Hydroponics farming uses up to 90% less water compared to the traditional approach.
 

Carbon Sequestration

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Reduced soil usage results in less carbon release

Higher Yields

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Controlled growing conditions and maintenance allow for higher yield

Increased Food Security

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Provision of fresh organic vegetables to children and vulnerable residents allows to increase food security.

Reduced Use of Pesticides

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Provision of fresh organic vegetables to children and vulnerable residents allows to increase food security.

THE BENEFITS

Water Efficiency

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Hydroponics farming uses up to 90% less water compared to the traditional approach.
 

Carbon Sequestration

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Reduced soil usage results in less carbon release

Higher Yields

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Controlled growing conditions and maintenance results in higher yields

Land Efficiency

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Hydroponics farming requires up to 75% less land surface, which is ideal for such limited spaces as informal settlements.

Reduced Use of Pesticides

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Provision of fresh organic vegetables to children and vulnerable residents allows to increase food security.

Increased Food Security

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Provision of fresh organic vegetables to children and vulnerable residents allows to increase food security.