Agriculture occupies nearly 40% of the earth’s surface, far more than any other human activity. In addition, irrigating agricultural crops comprises 70% of global water use (more that 81%, in the case of Egypt). Agriculture directly contributes to around 11% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions,mostly through cattle. Expanding agricultural land can also lead to deforestation, additional GHG emissions, and a loss of biodiversity.
Adding to the above, current agricultural practices has several drawbacks and faces the following challenges, among others:
- Water shortage in Egypt;
- Agricultural wastes, estimated at about 38 Million tons per year and only 12% is recycled;
- Excessive use of chemical fertilizers in agriculture which results in harmful chemicals into our food and contaminated water sources;
- Land degradation and lack of productivity of agricultural soil;
- Nematodes & grass seeds, among other agricultural pests.
Baramoda is an agtech start-up that contributes to the resilience of agricultural systems in the face of climate change and mitigates GHG emissions from nitrogen-based fertilizers. In the quest to end hunger and reduce poverty, our products increase land fertility, agricultural yield, and help smallholder farmers to increase their profitability, maximize the efficiency of agri-waste management, and reduce excessive use of chemical fertilizers with minimal usage of water resources. The solution has already been successfully tested, and went to the market in 2018, since then we have managed to recycle more than 100,000 tons.
Baramoda: startup recycles agricultural waste to produce fertilizers (Daily News Egypt)
Egyptian Tech-based Startup Baramoda Converts Agri-wastes to Biofertilizers (Egyptian Streets)
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