Updated Mar 18, 2019
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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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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
|New Implemented Countries||Mongolia, Ethiopia, Botswana|