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by Tarek Hosny
A lot of people still struggle with maintaining a regular income, or maintaining one sufficient enough for them and their families. According to the World Bank around 25% of population were living below the national poverty line in the year 2010. Schaduf have a method to help these people and provide them with a way to grow their own food as well as a source of income.
Schaduf specializes in providing inspired urban green solutions to elevate the quality of life through environmental and social change. Their aim is to lift water, sunshine and life to barren concrete walls and roofs through rooftop farms. Rooftop farms or rooftop garden units are now becoming more and more popular around the world, as it’s becoming easier to install and maintain. Schaduf aims to use it to help low income areas earn a secondary source of income, as well as help those who are interested in growing their own food.
In addition to helping low income families, this method provides the other important values to the society:
1- It is considered a simpler and much more efficient way to grow food.
2- It is easy and fast to install and to maintain at a economic benefit/ yield.
3- It’s also easy to have more than one “farm” on a single unit, depending on the rooftop’s size.
4- It’s moveable.
5- It will look nice.
We invite all interested innovators to create 2 units as follows:
The award total will be 7000 EGP, given as follows:
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