WORLD’S FIRST SELF-SUFFICIENT GREENHOUSE PROJECT IN A TROPICAL LOWLAND CLIMATE
Resilient Island enables farmers in the Small Island Developing States to produce sustainable vegetables locally,
consequently reducing food import and unsustainable packaging, and improving food security.
Local Food Production
Aiming for a shorter food supply chain by cultivating non-native crops while maintaining high-quality and delivering consistency.
Generating sustainable electricity and water with existing techniques to thereby provide the greenhouse with off-grid energy.
Raising independency by knowledge transfer through education and enhancing social inclusion by creating job opportunities.
We aim to implement circular economies regarding food and waste streams in the world’s most isolated regions: the Small Island Developing States. By realizing local and sustainable food production, generating renewable energy, creating circular food and waste streams, up-cycling materials, conducting a knowledge transfer and enhancing the local economy by providing jobs, we aim to raise more independency.
Because we believe that the Small Island Development States should be fully self-sufficient and be able to grow towards their own clean, fruitful and sustainable future.
The Cultivation Lab is Resilient Islands’ pilot project. This simulation (45m²) of the semi-closed greenhouse will cultivate lettuce and tomatoes, where many different types are recorded under the controlled climate environment. This lab makes it possible for local farmers and students to start their training in this horticultural techniques.
Freshwater is becoming increasingly scarce, especially in decentralized regions, such as the Island States. Therefore, Tewaii is currently conducting research in Curacao and the Maldives. Surrounded by the ocean, the island’s groundwater is prone to saline intrusion. Add leaking sanitation systems, tourism, sea-level rise and you can imagine how the delicate balance of their natural water cycle is disrupted. Jessie-Lynn van Egmond is engaged in both analyzing the water resources as designing the greenhouse’s water cycle.
Baa Atoll Transfer Station
An additional project on the waste management issue in the Maldives. The development of a waste transfer station on the Baa Atoll as the solution.