Updated Mar 18, 2019

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The Desert Green House Project

The desert green house project uses innovative technologies to turn desert land into farming land, stop and reduce desertification, improve the environment and help realize sustainable development of the desert regions in the world.

https://www.empowering-people-network.siemens-stiftung.org/en/solutions/projects/the-desert-green-house-project/
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Stage 5: Scaling

There are anincreasing number of waste desert lands in the world, reducing the availability of agricultural land and agricultural yields. . People in many developing desert countries are requesting project work replications from us.

Focus Areas:

Waste Management, Biodiversity, Economic Empowerment and 3 MoreSEE ALL

Waste Management, Biodiversity, Economic Empowerment, Agriculture, Cultivation & Tools and Soil ManagementSEE LESS

Implemented In:

China

ChinaSEE LESS

1
Country Implemented In
23,500
Customers
43
Employee
$3,710,000
Funds Raised to Date

Problem

There is an increasing number of waste desert lands in the world, reducing the availability of agricultural land and agricultural yields. Thus, prices for agricultural products go up and the quality of life for low-income people decreases. Furthermore, people in many developing countries are forced to leave their previous habitats because of the threat of desertification.

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Solution

This solution helps to overcome the challenge of desertification by turning the waste desert land into productive agricultural land.reduce and eliminate the environmental threats faced by people living near or in deserts.

Target Beneficiaries

Residents and communities building and operating desert green houses are direct beneficiaries of this project. They can make a better living from the so called “useless desert land” because of this innovative and profitable application of the desert green houses, through which they have strong incentives to make their efforts to turn desert land into farming land and forest land rather than migrating to non-desert regions because of the great environmental and economic benefits of this project.

Mission and Vision

The desert green house project aims to to turn more waste desert land into productive farming land and forest land, stop and reduce desertification, improve the environment and help realize sustainable development of the desert regions in the world.

Innovation Description

The desert greenhouse is a method for transforming sandy wasteland into arable land to plant vegetables and fruits and to increase the output of high-quality agricultural products.

Competitive Advantage

The most innovative aspects of my project is the great environmental benefits achieved through the construction of our desert green houses, which can fix and control flowing sand, reduce the area of desert land, and increase the area of arable land, the desert land has been turned into farming and forestry land, the ecological environment is improved in consequence. Furthermore, we also developed technologies to turn waste desert sand and desert rocks into construction materials used on building the desert green houses, the construction cost of the desert green houses can be reduced greatly in consequence, while keeing a high quality, the low cost of our desert green house is competitive enough to beat all existing similar innovation or solution. It had been listed as a low-cost and high-impact solution for economic empowerment by Siemens Stiftung (German foundation) and Technology Exchange lab (technology transfer services NGO, USA).

Planned Goals and Milestones

Individuals and organizations from desert countries such as South Africa, Botswana, Egypt, Somali, Kenya, India, Iran have made requests of project cooperation to me and my organization. I and my organization are making every effort to help build at least one desert green house in each of these poor or low-income countries as a pilot project to demonstrate to local people and communities the benefits of the desert green house can make.

Funding Goal1,000,000
New Implemented CountriesMongolia, Ethiopia, Botswana

Milestones

Mar 2019
Recognition ReceivedPENDING
Apr 2013
Date Unknown
Created
Date Unknown
New Country Implemented In
China