WORLD’S FIRST SELF-SUFFICIENT GREENHOUSE PROJECT IN A TROPICAL LOWLAND CLIMATE
Maldives Matter Project will be the only food production facility that produces crops with high quality and consistency which currently cannot be grown locally in isolates areas in an era of increasing vulnerability of the SIDS.
Local Food Production
Aiming for a shorter food supply chain and maintaining high quality crops and deliver consistency.
Combining existing techniques to generate sustainable electricity and water, and therefore making the greenhouse work self-sufficient.
Raising independency by knowledge transfer through education, and creating employment opportunities for the local community.
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 try to bring 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.
Currently, Resilient Island is realizing the pilot of the semi-closed greenhouse. This 40 m² simulation of the greenhouse will hold lettuce and tomatoes, where many different species are recorded under the controlled climate environment. This lab makes it possible for local farmers to start their training in this horticultural techniques.
Maldivian waste and agricultural issue (TU Delft)
Tomato test in the Maldives
Grow Circular Consultancy (Wageningen University & Research)
Top Consortia for Knowledge and Innovation
Green Juniors (Hogeschool InHolland)