CAES is sustainable. It is a closed loop production system meaning there are very few inputs. The water is recycled through the system and the fish, through their waste, provide the nutrients that the plants need to grow. In developing nations, CAES farming could provide a source of employment opportunities, wide scale socio-economic growth (increased levels of income) along with food security.
There are many benefits to growing food using an CEAS system. In addition to having continuous access to healthy, fresh, organic, GMO-free produce, you also have the added benefit of protein from fish.
Since CEAS crops are grown indoors, their crops can be grown all year long. This means that you can have yields are commonly 5 times the field yield for a two crop per year field harvest and 10 times the field yield for a one crop per year field harvest.
Some of the crops that CEAS systems can grow are leafy lettuce, kale, basil, mint, chives, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, beans, peas, broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage.
As more farmers adopt these new technologies, the value of their agricultural produce will increase, while their use of scarce natural resources will decrease. Simultaneously, as this technology is adapted at a small-scale, rural areas will realize additional sources of income and new employment opportunities for women and youth, hence alleviating poverty
In addition to the food production this project will supply the surrounding community with electricity through renewable solar and wind power systems creating a micro power grid to power the CAES and producing power to be available to the local community along with broadband internet connectivity. The project plans to take advantage of the lower costs of renewable.
Energy coupled with developing energy storage, smart meter and mobile payment technologies. The challenge is greatest beyond the electric grid serving dense urban populations. Many rural areas are not in the government plans to be included in electrification. This project is only one small step forward to seeing an increase in electricity access, which is needed for students to succeed, businesses to thrive, and African socio-economies growth. The CEAS systems would produce would provide access power to the local community. With its modular design, as additional power demand increases the system can increase to produce more electricity.
Within our Controlled Agriculture Environment facilities we seek to utilize wireless high capacity broadband infrastructure to server as underpinning of agriculture-technology. This tech cluster will connect the growing facilities with university, exporter markets and global entities, to promote the development of research collaboration, new agricultural technology developments, furthering business investments.
From Broadband connectivity, innovation can be fed by the availability of more information. The research potential increases which will lead to better understanding of best practices and management-grower techniques, to help spur more business innovation and investment.
This urban-rural interface, will only play more significant as the cities continue to grow and the rural areas become less populated, broadband technology makes rural wireless connectivity possible bringing more auxiliary and additional resources to the communities they are located for health and medicine, public safety issues, distance learning opportunities, and access to big data, and better access to direct markets.
With access of Internet for health, healthcare professionals can diagnosis and provide more effective treatments. Allows monitoring of illness remotely reducing treatment times.
The Internet would provide access to formal education and adequate teaching resources. It would improve lifelong learning and outcomes by reaching the most disadvantaged populations in a cost-effective way. With students obtaining higher level of education from the internet, their employability increase.
Eco Advanced Technologies brings innovation, global networks, and capabilities in Controlled Environment Agriculture, Microgrid systems, and broadband support to the food security effort..