Ending Famine Forever
Famine shouldn’t exist today. It’s needless. We have all the food we need to feed the world - true - but the problem when it passes across borders is cost, politics and the fact that food is a limited resource. We’re solving that, and boosting the economic vitality of the third world with the creation of ‘Hyper-farms’ that produce enough food for a nation, and excess to turn importing countries into exporting ones. The result - no more world hunger, food sovereignty, and with control over the nutritional produce of a nation - increased health.
“Man can and must prevent the tragedy of famine in the future instead of merely trying with pious regret to salvage the human wreckage of the famine, as he has so often done in the past.”
We’ve made a big breakthrough in farming technology that allows us to plant one hundred times more produce per square meter at ten times the yields. Our patent pending technology allows us to create hyper-farms on standard land, within forests (without felling trees) and even Savannah (deserts). We can grow fresh produce anywhere, at quantities sufficient to feed an entire nation at a fraction of the cost of current conventional agriculture.
35,000 metric tons of produce
our system - Arcadia hyperfarms
For the same cost of US Food Aid to Chad - which feeds 24,000 for a year - we can feed 300,000 for life
We Can Build Farms Anywhere
Plant science is just like any other earth science field, once you know how it works you can organically ‘hack’ the process to make it work wherever you like.
On arable land with quality soil we can hack the soil macro and micro nutrient content to produce supercharged produce regardless of erosion, degradation or overuse.
One million acres of forest are felled every day to make rooms for traditional farms. Our tech allows us to plant farms inside natural arboreal ecosystems without any loss of efficiency.
Even deserts are no obstacle for growing efficient food. With basic coverage from the harsh sun, we can create fields of produce at 97% water efficiency
Our technology doesn’t require any soil or sunlight. That allows us to grow indoors, in greenhouses, shipping containers or underground, again at no loss of efficiency or yield.
Phase One: Pilot Success
Sponsored by AbsurdOrganics
At our IASO farm in Centurion South Africa, we successfully grew over four hundred tomato plants per square meter (typically four plants) for eight harvests in a year (typically one to two)
“A big idea is great, but putting that big idea into action has the power to change the world.”
A Stitch In Time Saves Nine
Famine currently exists in four African nations, however due to a difficult political climate, they are too dangerous for aid workers, humanitarians and community development to enter. So we’re creating Arcadia’s in other democratic African nations which will boost GDP and provide zero cost produce to end the crisis within. The developed world spends millions a year in aid relief responding to crisis often too little too late - its time we empower change with food sovereignty.
20 million currently starving in Africa. Here’s how we fix it
Zimbabwe is currently facing a pending famine that will affect over 16 million people, a result of land restructuring that destroyed local farming infrastructure. Partially from having to import all produce, the economy went into a freefall devaluation and the currency has been devalued to oblivion. If we act decisively now and feed 500,000 within the next nine months we can prevent a famine and respark an economy.
3,000 sq miles of land to feed all of Zimbabwe
plus enough surplus food for 10 million
26.53 million fed
A small developing nation on the coast of Africa, Gabon is politically stable and the economy is growing. However, they have a deficient farming agriculture producing only yams, and importing the rest from France. We’re going to grow everything Gabon needs, allowing the Gabonese government to divert spending to improving the quality of life of its people, a quarter of whom live below the extreme poverty line.
1,000 sq miles of land to feed all of Gabon
plus enough surplus food for 7 million
9 million fed
Sierra Leone Arcadia
An emerging powerhouse in Africa, Sierra Leone’s stable governance has created a great platform for growth. However, historically poor land conservation policies have left fertile land undeveloped as over half of the population is today under nourished. Sierra Leone is a beautiful country, with a proud and passionate people, it’s time to show the world their greatness.
1,500 sq miles of land to feed all of Sierra Leone
plus enough surplus food for 5.65 million
13 million fed
As one of the fastest growing countries in the world, Nigeria is facing a population crisis and food scarcity issue with over one million people currently starving. The unrest caused by Boko Haram has left many with no source of food. Nigeria has some of the most fertile land in the world, and that’s why in the Benue Valley we’re planning to build the world’s largest farm and prevent famine from ever happening again.
4000 square miles of land to feed 25% of Nigeria
ENDS FAMINE IN NORTH-EAST NIGERIA
45 million fed
As a country that’s poor, but not poor enough for international aid, Madagascar has a significant food shortage problem. Food supplies lack diversity and do not meet the needs of the population. A third of the population is undernourished. Together with a reduction in food supplies, lack of access to food, and natural disasters, poverty is a major cause of food insecurity of households. Poverty is pervasive in rural areas. About 85 percent of the poor live in rural areas and 60 percent of them are considered as extremely poor. With the growth in the population, the situation has worsened, so that half of Malagasy children show signs of chronic malnutrition.