The world’s population is rising, the summers are becoming drier and warmer, the fresh water is becoming scarcer and in 2017 the worldwide hunger problem has increased instead of declining. The solution for these problems is already here, but do you want to invest in this? Keep on reading and find out how you can easily invest in a better world.
Water scarcity due to the production of food
Around 70 to 85% of all fresh water is used for the production of food. For example, a lot of water is needed for the production of meat, but also for vegetables and other foodstuffs. On average, a Dutch person alone needs 3,450 liters of water per day for food and drinks.
Consider, for example, the areas where the water is already scarce. It is a shame to ‘waste’ the water for the production of food, while the need for water to drink is also high. Often, there are no financial resources in dry areas to install irrigation systems or it is difficult to get large amounts of water.
With the products of the Groasis Ecological Water Saving Technology, such as the biodegradable Growboxx® plant cocoon, over 90% less water is used when compared to drip irrigation or other irrigation methods. In addition, no electricity is needed to use the intelligent buckets and one strong rainfall is enough to refill the buckets!
*Based on 250 days using drip irrigation.
*The total water usage can be more if trees are being planted in extreme dry climates or when vegetables, shrubs or flowers are planted.
You can see above how much water drip irrigation needs during the day and over a year. The advantage of the Groasis products is that – depending on the climate, soil and annual rainfall – no extra water is needed. A planter only needs 60 liters of water while planting the tree. 20 to 40 liters of water are used in the planting hole before the tree is planted. The remaining 16 to 20 liters are used to fill the intelligent bucket. Watch this video to see how it works.
Accessible to even the smallest farmer
The Growboxx® plant cocoon makes it possible for even the smallest and poorest farmer in a dry climate to maintain his family and earn money by growing vegetables in combination with productive trees (such as fruit, oil, wood). The harvest is so high per square meter that the bucket can be financed and there is enough left to feed the family and generate an income.
Not only the families are helped, but also our planet. The productive trees disconnect CO₂ from the atmosphere, the soil becomes more fertile over time and the water level does not drop further.
April 24, 2018 – Various Growboxxes have been planted in a simple greenhouse in Mexico. The lemon trees yield fruit in the long term. Vegetables are planted in the lid of the box, which produce fruit in the short term.
August 10, 2018 – 4.5 months after planting, the Podesta family can already sell the first yield on the local market. With a part of these revenues the boxes can be financed. So they have a debt-free orchard.
How you can invest in the solution for the climate and food problem
Together we can give our planet a better future. By efficiently planting many trees, CO₂ can be disconnected in the most simple and profitable way. But, to conduct this on a large scale, financial resources are needed. That is one of the reasons that we have established Friends of Groasis in which you can become a shareholder. You can already participate with a one-time payment or a small amount per month.
Thanks to Friends of Groasis, we can together create a better future in which water scarcity, hunger and the changing climate become an ever smaller problem. Click on the ‘Friends of Groasis‘ button to read more about the founding and how you can contribute.