From October to April, irrigation canals are closed for repairs, making water extremely scarce for food production.
Deutsche Welthungerhilfe e.V. has combined a rainwater harvesting mechanism with greenhouse technology. In their focus country, Tajikistan, greenhouses enable vegetable production from October to April, which will significantly reduce the cost to consumers. Rainwater is captured by roof catchments. Greenhouses are sinotype and use an isolation system to capture heat.
Milestones and Achievements
Deutsche Welthungerhilfe e.V’s primary goals were to increase broad knowledge of the technology among the potential customer base, select the initial group of farmers to implement the greenhouse, and construct and put into operation 10 greenhouses.
Deutsche Welthungerhilfe e.V held 14 information sessions to build knowledge and conducted individual meetings with 45 farmers. They learned that their customers wanted a greenhouse twice their planned size so that multiple families could use the same one and cut down on running costs.
To date, five greenhouses have been completed with two additional under construction.
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