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Desert GRO

GRO Nutrients is keen on helping reverse desertification as a means of climate alteration. Land management is a key player in our efforts to re-green the world’s deserts. We understand and appreciate the fact that our actions are part and parcel to every aspect of the entire ecological complexion of mother Earth. We also believe that harnessing abundant resources to generate scarce ones will be the key to feeding a growing global population, set to reach over 9 billion by year 2050. Our objective is to tackle these issues without damaging the environment or accelerating climate change.

Traditional agriculture has been wasteful in terms of water and fossil fuels, and unprotected crops have been at the mercy of the elements, causing gaps in supply and crop quality issues across the global spectrum. In many instances, over-cultivation, genetic modification of seedlings, and soil degradation have contributed to nutrients exhaustion, leading to tepid harvests and zero productivity for smallholder farmers in many parts of the world.

Overcoming these challenges in some of our planet’s drought-stricken desert regions is paramount. The Earth’s vast oceans can be an asset for some low-lying deserts with close geographical proximity to the sea. Harnessing the power of existing technologies, salt water piped from the ocean can be evaporated to cool greenhouses and create conditions for crops to grow year round. Desalinated ocean water can generate salt for other applications, and the residual fresh water can be used for irrigation, while vapor from greenhouses can provide internal humidity for in-house crops and nearby conditioned desert lands.

Landlocked desert zones can benefit from massive greenhouses with concentrated solar power (CSP), a technology that uses mirrors to focus the sun's rays, creating steam to drive turbines to generate electricity. The combination of GRO Nutrients’ Bio-Electromass Fusion™ sand conditioning technology and CSP installations would turn deserts into lush patches of vegetation, and do away with the need to dig wells for fresh water, an activity that has depleted aquifers across the planet.

GRO Nutrients’ innovative line of organic nutrients have been used for crops in the drought challenged desert regions of the Sahel, where smallholder farmers grow maize, sorghum, black eyed peas, and millet. We are on the frontline of technologies that can promote the minimal use of mother Earth’s scarce freshwater by focusing on other solutions for desert and arid soil conditions.

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