‘Film farming’ uses no soil and just one-tenth the water

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We've seen numerous innovations over the years that aim to enable farming for those with scarce resources. We've encountered various solutions that help overcome space limitations, for example, and now we've come across a concept that focuses on a limitation of a different kind: Fresh water — or the lack of it in so many parts of the world. With water efficiency in mind, Dubai-based Agricel recently launched a farming system that uses a film-like material instead of soil and allows farmers to use 90 percent less water. In film farming, plants are cultivated not in soil but on a…

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