Lack of access to fresh food is a serious problem in economically-depressed southwestern areas. The dry, arid climate makes farming tough, leading to food insecurity and limited agricultural exports.
A Mexico State University program called AgSprint is supporting a new military veteran run start up, Revolution Agriculture, which seeks to mitigate food insecurity while giving New Mexico an economic boost. Their solution: modular farms. These closed loop organic farms produce eight times the crop yield per square foot, running entirely on renewable energy and can function in harsh desert climates.
These socially-responsible models provide good jobs, access to locally grown foods, and a new export to stimulate the economy.
Last year, Revolution Agriculture participated in the Global Entrepreneurship Congress Future Agro Challenge in Johannesburg, South Africa. Read more about it here.More From: New Mexico State University
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