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How can we help spread adoption of efficient methods of growing food locally?

Highly efficient methods of growing food locally, like sub-irrigated planters, drip irrigation and simplified hydroponics, already exist and enjoy grass roots adoption. The challenge is to help spread these practices to people who need them the most.

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In an unstable world, efficiently growing food locally provides a true oasis of security. Our connected world offers a unique opportunity to rapidly propagate knowledge of efficient food production methods to enable people to lift themselves up from poverty with dignity and health.

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DIY Two Bucket EarthBox Sub Irrigated Planter

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Nice one Avi. And there's so many great global inspirations for how food might be grown locally – such as sack gardens in the slums of Kenya:

But your question is very apt... how can we help spread such knowledge? Different methods could certainly suit particular contexts better than others. And perhaps it's also about building greater awareness around the notion that locally grown produce can strengthen food security.