Schaduf for Agriculture and Trade

Farming kits for the urban produce grower

Employee Gender Breakdown

30% women

Innovation Type

Water-Food

Company Stage

Post-revenue

Financing Goals

​Seeking equity (angel investor, venture capital or private equity)

Seeking investment?

Yes, $1 million USD

Country of Incorporation

Egypt

Country(ies) of Implementation

Egypt, Middle East and North Africa

Contact Name

Malik Tag

Contact Email

malik.tag@schaduf.com

Website Address

http://www.schaduf.com

Challenge

The production of leafy green and herb crops to sustain growing populations in dense cities occurs outside the borders of the cities, primarily on large plots of farmland, and is then transported to the city to be sold to consumers in storefronts and f&b outlets. This results in a huge carbon footprint as long distances need to be covered to bring food to the where it is needed.

A growing urban population needs local, agricultural innovations to sustainably produce more fresh food, meeting citizens’ personal consumption demand and creating a new income generating activity for low- and medium-income residents.

Solution

The Urban Farming Kit is a complete farm-in-a-box that fits on top of any building’s roof, and can grow a variety of leafy greens and herbs. With the help of a smart farm controller and a mobile application for guidance and support, anyone can easily become an urban farmer and start an agricultural business from the comfort of their own home. The kit allows for the production of fresh produce hydroponically, and within the vicinity of the final market, and the possibility of a true “farm-to-table” experience. This reduces the carbon footprint (exhaust from transportation, excess water used in traditional farming vs hydroponics), makes cities greener by having greenery on the roofs, which also insulates buildings and reduces the energy needed for cooling/heating.

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