REPORT FROM HYDROPONICS AFRICA IN KENYA

Hydroponics Africa - melons

Hydroponics Africa Limited in Kenya have published their results after using RDI GrowStream™ in multiple crops and several seasons. Peter Chege and his team have seen incredible results in water savings, yield increases, energy savings, and speed to plant maturity / harvest.  Read the report below or click here to download.

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MEGADROUGHT IN WESTERN US

RDI battles drought

USA Today has highlighted a recent study that shows a megadrought is emerging in the Western US, and could be the worst in 1,200 years.  See the original article below.

The western US is home to over 70 million people, with vast agricultural production throughout.  California alone produces over a third of the US vegetables and two-thirds of the country’s fruits and nuts.  RDI’s plant-responsive system will help drive sustainability for both cities and growers to become more resilient to droughts.  Contact us to learn more.

RDI FEATURED WITH HPWD IN TEXAS

HPWD TEXAS

RDI GrowStream™ was featured with the High Plains Water District in Lubbock, Texas.  The HPWD has been a leader in water conservation efforts, with broad training and education for its residents.  RDI’s plant-responsive technology is the most water-efficient irrigation system, and offers new ways for water districts to help manage and conserve the use of water.  Read the HPWD article below:

GROWSTREAM – MACHINE INSTALL

Watch RDI GrowStream being easily machine installed. The machine can simply install our plant-responsive tubing at adjustable depths, up to 120 ft/min. This installation method also does minimal surface/root damage, making it ideal for many applications like turf and orchards.

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RDI AT THE KAKUMA REFUGEE CAMP

RDI installed in Kakuma

RDI AT THE KAKUMA REFUGEE CAMP

GROWSTREAM™ PRODUCES HIGH-QUALITY PRODUCE FOR RESIDENTS OF THE KAKUMA REFUGEE CAMP.

In March of 2019, Peter Chege from Hydroponics Africa Limited became RDI’s East Africa distributor. Based in Nairobi, Kenya, Peter has been building hydroponic and vertical garden systems for over 8 years. Now with RDI’s plant-responsive system, Peter has seen tremendous results with over 50% reduction in water use. Tomato yield per plant rose from 9kg to 11kg with RDI. Peter was even able to cut labor in half due to the simplicity of GrowStream™.

Peter set up pilot projects in the Kakuma Refugee Camp located in northwestern Kenya. As one of the world’s largest refugee camps, Kakuma houses nearly 250,000 refugees and displaced persons. Support and aid flows from various agencies throughout the world to Kakuma in the form of food for the residents. Agriculture and local food production is virtually impossible due to the harsh climate and soil conditions.

Several crops were planted with RDI GrowStream™ including tomotoes and watermelon. They
were planted during a particularly hot and dry time- and the survival of the crop was doubtful. GrowStream™ performed perfectly, allowing the plants to take what they needed to grow, thrive, and produce- even in extremely challenging conditions. The pilot projects have seen incredible success and now have a way for Kakuma residents to begin growing nutritious produce locally.

Peter has now started pilot projects in Darfur refugee camps, home to another 100k+ refugees in Sudan.