South Korean - Smart Farms Initiative
I spent a few days in South Korea last week as I had the privilege to speak at the Australia and Korea Innovation and Collaboration Symposium. Whilst visiting I also had the opportunity to visit The Sejong Creative Village and learnt about the governments Smart
Farming on the brink on unclaimed land
The Golan Heights is claimed to be Israel's land however, in discussions with the United Nations patrol that have a post in this area, it is officially unclaimed land. When I took the picture above you can see that
Fifty millimetres of rain per year, summer temperatures of 40 degrees, and highly saline water being pumped from up to 1.5km beneath the earth. This is what the Arava farmers around the Dead Sea are contending with.
Driving through the West Bank in Israel heading South
'Spread', a Japanese company based in Kobe, is challenging traditional farming
Since the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster around 200 vertical farm factories have appeared in Japan due to the shortage of land caused by contamination and the need to produce more food with less earth.
Western cultures could learn a lot about community from Indonesians
I have spent the past three days visiting small to large farming enterprises on the Sumatra islands. I visited the Great Pineapple enterprise that produces 1 in every 5 cans of tinned pineapples in the world,
Sky Greens vertical farming technology commercialised in Singapore
On just 5.5 sqm one of the Sky Green towers can grow 2,500 plants and water usage is only 10% of the amount used in conventional farming with the same number of plants.
Whilst traveling through Singapore on my Nuffield Global
Understanding > Interpretation > Models > Action
The scope of my project is to uncover what the world is doing in sustainable horticulture, with a distinct focus on the urbanisation of the farming of leafy greens.
From the understanding gained my goal is to present three new
My Nuffield Scholarship
I was lucky enough to be awarded a Nuffield scholarship in 2015, by my generous investor The William Buckland Foundation. The state and national interviews were challenging, but I made it through in September 2015. I attended the Contemporary Scholars conference held in Cavern,