Abstract Title

Africa Greenhouse Project

Faculty Mentor Name

Lt. Col. Marella Tobolt Big Mountain and Matthew Valente

Format Preference

Poster

Abstract

In various parts of Africa, many communities are facing a food shortage as well as a poverty crisis. Both of these problems have their own set of factors which contribute to their roots in many communities; however, they are both deeply interconnected. With the help of EPI-USE and Elephants, Rhinos, and People (ERP), we plan on implementing two sustainable greenhouses at two different locations: the Madikwe Game Reserve and the Vaalwater Community. The Madikwe Game Reserve greenhouse aims to empower the local people by creating jobs that would help establish an income source for the local communities in the area. On the Vaalwater community, the greenhouse will serve to generate a large yield of crops that are high in carbs and protein for the Vaalwater community. With these two greenhouses, we hope to generate income for the local communities near the Madikwe Game Reserve, as well as produce a stable source of food for the Vaalwater community. On campus, we plan on implementing a prototype greenhouse in order to test different crop growing methods. Some of these methods include aquaponics as well as traditional soil growth. These results will be incorporated into our design for South Africa.

  • POSTER PRESENTATION
  • AIR FORCE ROTC UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH AND LEADERSHIP PRESENTATION

Location

ERAU - Prescott, AZ; Davis Learning Center

Start Date

3-30-2019 11:15 AM

End Date

3-30-2019 12:00 PM

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Mar 30th, 11:15 AM Mar 30th, 12:00 PM

Africa Greenhouse Project

ERAU - Prescott, AZ; Davis Learning Center

In various parts of Africa, many communities are facing a food shortage as well as a poverty crisis. Both of these problems have their own set of factors which contribute to their roots in many communities; however, they are both deeply interconnected. With the help of EPI-USE and Elephants, Rhinos, and People (ERP), we plan on implementing two sustainable greenhouses at two different locations: the Madikwe Game Reserve and the Vaalwater Community. The Madikwe Game Reserve greenhouse aims to empower the local people by creating jobs that would help establish an income source for the local communities in the area. On the Vaalwater community, the greenhouse will serve to generate a large yield of crops that are high in carbs and protein for the Vaalwater community. With these two greenhouses, we hope to generate income for the local communities near the Madikwe Game Reserve, as well as produce a stable source of food for the Vaalwater community. On campus, we plan on implementing a prototype greenhouse in order to test different crop growing methods. Some of these methods include aquaponics as well as traditional soil growth. These results will be incorporated into our design for South Africa.

  • POSTER PRESENTATION
  • AIR FORCE ROTC UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH AND LEADERSHIP PRESENTATION