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Tarek commented on Roof Farming: Creating jobs and saving our planet

Hi Ashley.
Thank you for your feedback.

Yes we are currently working mainly in Cairo so a big focus for us is metropolitan cities. Hopefully we will come to Australia one day :)

really cool idea. do you have to turn valve on manually (via cellphone) or can it be done automatically based on the data you collect.

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Tarek commented on Roof Farming: Creating jobs and saving our planet

Hi Kate,
Thank you for taking the time to read through the project details.
I will try to answer all your questions:
1) We work with different NGOs with different objectives. Some are focused on creating jobs, others have more of an environmental focus.
2) Eligible tenant is typically someone that has the capability to do some light physical work and shows commitment to the project. They have to go through training and are evaluated at the end of the training period. Having approved access to the roof is a requirement.
3) It is an additional income not a main source.
4) Its not a food desert but healthy crops could be expensive
5) We are hoping to build the 500 farms and to get new projects

I hope I answered your questions and thanks again,
Tarek