Farming can be extremely difficult in the areas that lack humidity and experience high temperatures and frequent droughts. However, a new innovative greenhouse, which collects dew and then uses it for irrigation, makes it possible to grow crops even in the hottest and driest parts of the world. It was designed by Roots Up, a non-profit organization based in Northern Ethiopia, which aspires to help Ethiopian farmers in cultivating crops in the unfavorable climatic conditions of the region.
It is worth mentioning that the Root Up greenhouse is a low-tech project, as it is built with the use of basic materials that can be easily found in the area, such as bamboo and ropes, and the construction itself is quite simple and does not require any special skills or tools. The greenhouse consists of polycarbonate pyramidal walls, a funnel made of bioplastic and a storage cistern.
How does the Roots Up greenhouse work?
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