Thirty-two mobile hydroponic vertical farms, known as Flex Farms, are set to improve the climate resilience of three Caribbean nations, with intent for further expansion throughout the region. This initiative forms part of a pioneering pilot project focusing on climate-smart agriculture, food security, and education.
With backing from the Sony Music Global Social Justice Fund, the Caribbean Climate-Smart Accelerator (CCSA) collaborated with Wisconsin-based agriculture technology company, Fork Farms to grant 25 indoor systems to the Cayman Islands, five systems to Anguilla and two units to Barbados. Racquel Moses, Chief Executive Officer of the CCSA, says that the original motive behind the project was to create equity— to help level the food production playing field for the climate vulnerable Caribbean region.
“When we embarked upon this initiative with Sony Music Global Social Justice Fund it was an issue of climate justice,” says Moses. “We decided that producing more of our own food was a matter of justice and national security.”
According to Fork Farms, Flex Farms represent the pinnacle of hydroponic technology, offering unrivaled efficiency, scalability, and transformation. The systems possess the extraordinary capacity to yield more than 25 pounds of fresh leafy greens, a staggering 45 times greater output compared to traditional methods, all within a remarkably short 28-day timeframe.
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