Stage 1 - Technology Solution
Address household’s Nutritional Need
Individuals must be able to grow their own food:
No matter where they are;
No matter their level of knowledge; and
Individuals must be able to grow their own food no matter their financial circumstances.
Therefore, our Africanised Hydroponics solution had to be:
In compact kit form that can transport easily;
Simple to put together and use; and
Affordable with high yields.
Stage 2 - Systemic Socio-Economic Development (SED) Solution
Grow household’s confidence to achieve Food Security
Establishment of central support food hubs that can motivate and connect all the Home Growers.
Development of a Decentralised Home Growing (DHG) implementation method
Track and gather meaningful data using newly developed TouchAfrica App
DHG Implementation Method
The 4-step decentralized Home Growing model:
Establishing Food Hubs - as a proof of concept for the growing technology
Partner with existing institutional structures such as schools and cooperatives to deploy African Grower systems and demonstrate to the surrounding community that the technology works.
Creating ‘agripreneurs’ - as stewards of the system
Upskill community members (especially women and youth) to use the technology as the basis for their own agri-businesses.
Creating networks of Growers – local food system
Supporting ‘Agripreneurs’ to spread and teach community members about the African Grower system and Home Growing model.
Supporting sustainable Home Growing
Supporting Hubs and Networks with ICT systems, training material & practical resources to sustain the Home Growing network and find ways to create further economic opportunities.
Providing the capability to gather meaningful data on household and individual level and remotely support Food Hubs and Home Grower networks with accurate, usable, and quality information.
Stage 3 - Holistic Enterprise Development (ED) Solution
Generating income through a Food Enterprise Network
Enable Food Hubs to reach internal and external markets.
Assist Food Hubs to add Agri-Processing capability
Enabling Food Hubs to buy back surplus produce from the network of Home Growers
Converting that produce into a value-added, marketable product
Is to give every single food insecure household the opportunity to grow their own food and evolve into self sufficient households and communities that contribute to the socio economic development of our country
…join us in making this dream come true