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Low Input Hydroponic System

Jan Botman(Botman Hydroponics) and Peter Prins (Land Water Food Consult) join forces to promote innovative hydroponic system

Jan Botman, frontrunner in developing hydroponic systems intends to promote his concept on international markets. The system only consumes 10 % of energy compared to traditional systems. His 'Low Input Hydroponic System'  is suitable for low-tech and mid tech, semi-closed or closed greenhouses. Land Water Food Consult supports Botman Hydroponics to explore the opportunities in areas in the world that face the extreme weather conditions, such as the Middle East and Southeast Asia. This presentation gives an overview of the technique.


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Solving complex issues surrounding food production is like composing music. Working as a team of experts can make for a resounding success. This requires skill, a good plan and a clear goal. And natural affinity with farmers and other parties active in rural areas.

There are many factors that determine whether the crop in an agricultural area is successful. The dependence on the whims of the weather, the market and politics make food systems vulnerable. Climate change reinforces this effect. In this complex forum farmers are trying to find a way. Governments set the policy context, promote research and stimulate growth. That is easier said than done. Many plans are little more than pipe dreams. Land Water Food makes climate adaptation concrete and feasible. Soil, water and food systems are connected to an integrated and sustainable approach. Working on operational goals, an action perspective for farmers and other stakeholders. Land Water Food bridges the gap between policy and the agricultural reality. It brings together experts to work with you on an approach with impact! So, why not you?

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