FR&SH aims to make tropical islands and isolated areas independent for, currently still imported, fruit and vegetables. This consists of an off-grid and high-end horticultural solution with a high sustainability ambition. FR&SH connects local initiators with the right knowledge partners to jointly realize an integrated food security solution to create food resiliency.
THE FIRST PROJECT:
We are Resilient Island. Nature and People are our most important stakeholders. Our dream is to push the boundaries of possibility in finding new solutions with societal and local impact. We thrive by maintaining a close relationship with our projects, seeing them grow, and creating space when project maturity is reached. We work with and for local communities and nature. This requires an intimate and creative approach for every project. We believe that this is the way to enable accessible and responsible food production globally. It means creating places where we and others can feel at home years later.
Resilient Island’s mission is to realize localized food production which is embedded in and embraced by local communities and achieves long-term success, resilience, and self-sufficiency for Small Island Developing States (SIDS).
Our ambition is to do this together with local partners and communities. This means respecting local values and traditions and building a community for a long sustainable future. This way, our projects are tailored to local circumstances and values, establishing shared responsibility and ownership.
By continuously reinvesting our profits in a better future and challenging our concepts we improve circularity and reduce our own social and environmental food footprint.
The Cultivation Lab is Resilient Islands’ pilot project. This simulation 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, Resilient Island has joined hands with Tewaii, a water research team from the Netherlands. Surrounded by the ocean, islands’ 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 can be disrupted. In project Valhu, Tewaii is engaged in analyzing the island’s (horticultural) water resources from a cross-disciplinary perspective.
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.