A Deep Concern About World Poverty

A Deep Concern About World Poverty

A Deep Concern About World Poverty: A Study of Hydroponic Farming—A Sustainable Way to Reduce Poverty

Saturday, April 15, 2006

New-Farms Mission Statement and Executive Summary

New-Farms offers innovative ideas for the application of hydroponic technology in a growing world with continuously diverse and varied needs. New-Farms seeks to apply forward-looking technology and research to existent businesses and programs. Our goal is to offer private business’ with the tools and information necessary to utilize and capitalize on this ground-breaking technology. At its core, New-Farms is an environmental conscious-raising organization. In addition to our support and advocacy of general environmental issues (cleaner air, reduction of the waste of natural resources) we are concerned with issues of public health. More specifically, New-Farms is concerned with issues related to poverty, malnourishment and malnutrition. New-Farms believes that there is tremendous poverty reduction potential in hydroponic agriculture and in agricultural reform.

Executive Summary

Through the advent of new forms, applications and innovations in hydroponic technology New-Farms will offer environmentally beneficial business options and opportunities for organizations. Our first task is to engage with private companies in order to apply and demonstrate the advantages of this technology. New-Farms will locate companies looking to expand, diversify or change their food producing structure. New-Farms will find organizations where hydroponic agriculture could be successful and to encourage these companies to implement this technology. Though we advocate and promote the use of hydroponic systems we do not manufacture the systems ourselves. Instead we rely on the many companies that produce hydroponic systems to provide private organizations with the resources necessary. In addition to providing information to companies about hydroponic agriculture, we will also continue a relationship with said companies so as to track their progress. This will allow New-Farms to build a database of evidence that will show the economic as well as environmental benefits of hydroponic agriculture. By following the progress of companies that we work will we will gain information as to the effectiveness of the implementation of hydroponic growing in the private sector. This information will then be compiled and made available to the public on the New-Farms Website. By publishing this information as well as general information about hydroponic growing systems on the web, we hope to generate interest in this cutting-edge environmentally advantageous technology.

New-Farms is interested in implementing hydroponic technology in urban environments. According to International Consultants to Practical Hydroponics and Greenhouses, planting in urban areas is becoming more and more popular. At New-Farms will connect those interested in urban farming to groups beginning similar growing projects as well as to manufactures hydroponic systems. New-Farms feels that the best way to generate excitement is to fill the needs of this infant market. By promoting hydroponic technology in a market that is not already established we can court a loyal market base. Additionally, there are many new companies and growers that are struggling to grow and profit from urban farming. New-Farms sees urban farming failures an opportunity to offer an alternative method’s of planting. Essentially, New-Farms realizes that those unable to generate profits by traditional means may be more inclined to adopt this innovative approach. New-Farms will promote hydroponic growing to organizations that have had previous exposure to traditional growing methods in urban settings. This will allow us to address the shortcomings traditional forms of agriculture in non-traditional settings.

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