Announcements

Job offersmore »





Tweeting Growers

Top 5 - yesterday

  • No news has been published yesterday.

Top 5 - last week

Top 5 - last month

Exchange ratesmore »




Egypt: Agriculture Ministry launches rooftop farming initiative

The Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation has launched a national initiative to cultivate the roofs of various buildings and establishments through new and innovative models of integrated production.

The main balcony of the ministry’s General Directorate in Dokki was cultivated with aromatic plants and vegetables to initiate the nationwide model.

The ministry’s initiation saw peppermint, celery, basil, lettuce, spinach, and kale, among others, planted on the Dokki building without any pesticides or fertilizers.

Agriculture Minister Abdel Moneim al-Banna said that the ministry, which is represented in the Agricultural Research Center, will provide technical support and advice to all those wishing to implement such models, whether governmental or private institutions or individuals.

Read more at Egypt Independent (Al-Masry Al-Youm)

Publication date: 2/1/2018

 


 

Other news in this sector:

5/18/2018 US (MA): Rooftop farm powered by CO2 from people inside the building
5/17/2018 Extension of aquaponic water use for NFT baby-leaf production
5/17/2018 China grows food on simulated moon
5/17/2018 US (NY): PBS puts spotlight on indoor farming
5/16/2018 US (WY): Vertical Harvest celebrates second anniversary
5/15/2018 Italy: Vertical farm plant research lab launched in Milan
5/14/2018 UAE: SEED Agriculture to set up hydroponic farm at RAKEZ
5/14/2018 US: A vegetable greenhouse scaled to city dwellers
5/14/2018 US: Energy, real estate costs are holding back indoor farming
5/14/2018 Italy: Field simulator to grow plants indoor patented
5/14/2018 GrowUp Urban Farms joins female-led accelerator program
5/14/2018 Why Cisco selected aeroponics for its smart city in China
5/14/2018 Plant Growth Chambers in use at University of Florida for over 45 years
5/7/2018 Netherlands: Students to turn former prison into urban greenhouse
5/7/2018 Photo Report: 6th Annual Indoor Ag-Con
5/7/2018 Is indoor agriculture reaching its tipping point?
5/4/2018 US (WY): Vertical farm in Jackson offers fresh produce and jobs for the disabled
5/4/2018 The future of small-scale agriculture
5/2/2018 NL: Staay Food Group launches website about Vertical Farm project
5/2/2018 Is there a future for shipping container farms?