When Francis Njoroge graduated with an engineering degree in Nairobi, he expected to earn a six-figure salary. Instead he found himself working as an electrician on a three-month contract, for 20,000 Kenyan shillings (about $200) per month.
He decided to move back to his parents’ farm in Kimandi, a village...
Vertical farms use high tech lighting and climate controlled buildings to grow crops like leafy greens or herbs indoors while using less water and soil.
Because it's a closed growing system, with controlled evaporation from plants, this farms use 95% less water than traditional farms.
At the same time, most vertical...
BillionFarmers is an information hub for people who are already farmers or people who want to start farming, providers or know-how and technology, suppliers and consumers, and work towards safe and plentiful food for everyone.
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