SUNDROP FARMS

Re-Inventing Agriculture

Sundrop Farms

Re-Inventing Agriculture

Sundrop Farms

Sundrop Farms is a leader in sustainable horticulture for the arid world; growing high-value crops using seawater and sunlight. They are the only company in the world with the technology and know-how to develop and operate greenhouses in locations that have little or no access to arable land, fresh water sources, or grid energy . They have created a proprietary food production system which grows high-quality produce year-round in greenhouses that use the abundant and renewable resources of sunlight and seawater. As the world’s population continues to grow, traditional agriculture puts increasing pressure on our planet’s finite resources. Sundrop Farms decouples food production from those resources by relying on nature’s abundance of sunlight and saltwater to grow the world’s food industry — not just profitably, but also sustainably.

SUNDROP FARMS

The world is facing a stark future: by 2050, unsustainable farming practices will cut arable land per person in half. Over the same period, the world will see a 50% increase in food demand. With climate change increasing the frequency of severe weather events, water scarcity becoming more acute in arid regions, the continuing degradation of arable land, and the rising market demand for quality vegetable produce, the market for protected horticulture (i.e. greenhouses) tripled in the past 15 years. Unless something changes, there will come a time when we won’t be able to grow enough food to feed the world. The Sundrop System will flourish wherever there is ample sun and seawater. We can grow food year round without worrying about weather, season or soil quality – even in places where a drop of rain hardly ever falls. Sundrop Farms provides economic and community benefits, while also reducing pressure on the planet – a triple bottom line.

Ivo Valkenburg

Also view these projects