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Automation for sustainable refugees camps

by Germain Rwibutso Murwanashyaka

from Binary Earth

Our solution

My solution is a cultivation system called a hydroponic system. Refugee camps often lack space for cultivation. A hydroponic system would allow refugees to cultivate legumes using automation and minimum effort. the harvest would then help to feed themselves and the surplus could be sold to local markets.In addition to this ,with the training we will give them,they will be able to build new hydroponics systems for the host communities and earn more income.


What's the business opportunity for host and refugee community

My solution would highly strengthen business exchange as it would give the involved refugees a constant income . Automated hydroponics systems do not depend on the external weather hence cultivation of legumes can be done all year around. The capability of producing a lot of legumes and with little effort would allow refugees to offer legumes to market with extremely affordable prices and high quality hence strengthen business exchange between them and host communities.


How has it been implemented and what impact it had

The main impact of automated farming is it increases refugees camp sustainability and reduces it's dependance to foreign aid.The other impact of this solution would be economic freedom as refugees would be able to sell surplus produce and get some money for other need aid does not cover.


Our Skills and Experience

Our team is experienced in computer automation and environmental data handling and processing.This experience is usefull when designing automated agricultural system that require the minimum user input to operate.