Cape Verdeans embrace aeroponics to boost produce

The 48-year-old Silva is well known on the music scene in Cape Verde as Havy H, but now he is the face of the introduction of aeroponics in the archipelago. "I will summarise what really caught my attention. This was agriculture, with 90% less water and 90% less soil. So I, being a Cape Verdean, said: this must be oil and gold for Cape Verde because that is precisely what we do not have"

Silva has continued with the desire to implement this technology from the United States in Cape Verde, the country where he studied and lived for about eight years, having contacted a delegate in Ibiza, Spain, who in turn authorized him to be the representative of the brand in Cape Verde and the rest of Africa.

It is so simple and so easy because you sow sitting down, you plant sitting down, you wait, and you harvest. No hoe, no manure, no holes, no working the soil. The first planting at the Afroponic Purahvida farm took place on October 2, 2022, and since then, the now farmer has harvested a bit of everything, from cucumber, okra, lettuce, beetroot, and broccoli among other produce.

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