These water-floating farms could solve world hunger

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Major Reduction In World Hunger

Producing up to 20 tons of vegetables daily without overrunning available land and wasting resources? Now that's something we can get behind.

The move towards green energy and renewable resources is nothing new, but when it comes to the world of farming, this might be the most innovative idea to hit the market yet.

Barcelona-based architecture firm Forward Thinking Architecture has come up with something revolutionary: Move farms directly on top of bodies of water.

The farms will be called Smart Floating Farms, and will be able to add sustainable farming land in regions where regular farming is expensive and land is scarce.

Translation: A major economic boost and the possibility of a huge step toward helping the world hunger crisis.

Take a look at the idea and process below:

These farms wouldn't need soil, as they would draw nutrients from the bodies of water that they're already placed in, through the process called hydroponics.

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The three-level system would provide a level for channeling solar energy, a level for utilizing that energy to grow the crops and a level for raising aquatic livestock (which could survive on byproducts of the other levels).

Based on this, you can imagine how cost-effective a system this would be.

The systems wouldn't be expensive to run or to sustain, and if they're built in major cities where land is scarce, the price of exporting the products and crops to land areas where it's needed the most would be significantly lower.

If this project gets off the ground and starts making waves, it could be truly revolutionary.

Now, check out these underwater Strawberry farms:

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These water-floating farms could solve world hunger
**TO GO WITH AFP FEATURE STORY BY OLIVIER MORIN, WITH ANGUS MACKINNON IN ROME. Project coordinator of Nemo's Garden, Gianni Fontanesi, checks an immersed biosphere on June 27, 2015 in Noli. Three biospheres filled with unpolluted air helps plants grow underwater at a depth of 8 meters. In the homeland of pesto, diving enthusiasts have come up with a way of growing basil and other plants in a process that could revolutionise crop production in arid coastal areas around the world. AFP PHOTO OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)
**TO GO WITH AFP FEATURE STORY BY OLIVIER MORIN, WITH ANGUS MACKINNON IN ROME. Project coordinator of Nemo's Garden, Gianni Fontanesi, checks immersed biospheres on June 27, 2015 in Noli. Three biospheres filled with unpolluted air helps plants grow underwater at a depth of 8 meters. In the homeland of pesto, diving enthusiasts have come up with a way of growing basil and other plants in a process that could revolutionise crop production in arid coastal areas around the world. AFP PHOTO OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)
**TO GO WITH AFP FEATURE STORY BY OLIVIER MORIN, WITH ANGUS MACKINNON IN ROME. Project coordinator of Nemo's Garden, Gianni Fontanesi, checks immersed biospheres on June 27, 2015 in Noli. Three biospheres filled with unpolluted air helps plants grow underwater at a depth of 8 meters. In the homeland of pesto, diving enthusiasts have come up with a way of growing basil and other plants in a process that could revolutionise crop production in arid coastal areas around the world. AFP PHOTO OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)
Italy's Project coordinator of Nemo's Garden, Gianni Fontanesi checks condensation inside immerged Biosphere on June 27, 2015 in Noli. 3 biospheres with air welcome seeds of basilic and others green plants to study their grows immerged at 8m in complete autonomy thanks to the natural Photosyntesis process, protected from any pollution from the outdoor plantations. This project is part of the Italian Pavillon theme at the EXPO2015 , 'how to feed the planet'. AFP PHOTO OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)
**TO GO WITH AFP FEATURE STORY BY OLIVIER MORIN, WITH ANGUS MACKINNON IN ROME. Project coordinator of Nemo's Garden, Gianni Fontanesi, checks condensation inside an immersed biosphere on June 27, 2015 in Noli. Three biospheres filled with unpolluted air helps plants grow underwater at a depth of 8 meters. In the homeland of pesto, diving enthusiasts have come up with a way of growing basil and other plants in a process that could revolutionise crop production in arid coastal areas around the world. AFP PHOTO OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)
**TO GO WITH AFP FEATURE STORY BY OLIVIER MORIN, WITH ANGUS MACKINNON IN ROME. Project coordinator of Nemo's Garden, Gianni Fontanesi, checks condensation inside an immersed biosphere on June 27, 2015 in Noli. Three biospheres filled with unpolluted air helps plants grow underwater at a depth of 8 meters. In the homeland of pesto, diving enthusiasts have come up with a way of growing basil and other plants in a process that could revolutionise crop production in arid coastal areas around the world. AFP PHOTO OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)
**TO GO WITH AFP FEATURE STORY BY OLIVIER MORIN, WITH ANGUS MACKINNON IN ROME. This picture taken on June 27, 2015 shows the underwater garden known as Nemo's Garden, in Noli. Three biospheres filled with unpolluted air helps plants grow underwater at a depth of 8 meters. In the homeland of pesto, diving enthusiasts have come up with a way of growing basil and other plants in a process that could revolutionise crop production in arid coastal areas around the world. AFP PHOTO OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)
**TO GO WITH AFP FEATURE STORY BY OLIVIER MORIN, WITH ANGUS MACKINNON IN ROME. Project coordinator of Nemo's Garden, Gianni Fontanesi, checks immersed biospheres on June 27, 2015 in Noli. Three biospheres filled with unpolluted air helps plants grow underwater at a depth of 8 meters. In the homeland of pesto, diving enthusiasts have come up with a way of growing basil and other plants in a process that could revolutionise crop production in arid coastal areas around the world. AFP PHOTO OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)
Italy's Project coordinator of Nemo's Garden, Gianni Fontanesi sets some soil inside immerged Biosphere on June 27, 2015 in Noli. 3 biospheres with air welcome seeds of basilic and others green plants to study their grows immerged at 8m in complete autonomy thanks to the natural Photosyntesis process, protected from any pollution from the outdoor plantations. This project is part of the Italian Pavillon theme at the EXPO2015 , 'how to feed the planet'. AFP PHOTO OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)
Italy's Project coordinator of Nemo's Garden, Gianni Fontanesi sets some soil inside immerged Biosphere on June 27, 2015 in Noli. 3 biospheres with air welcome seeds of basilic and others green plants to study their grows immerged at 8m in complete autonomy thanks to the natural Photosyntesis process, protected from any pollution from the outdoor plantations. This project is part of the Italian Pavillon theme at the EXPO2015 , 'how to feed the planet'. AFP PHOTO OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)
Italy's Project coordinator of Nemo's Garden, Gianni Fontanesi set some soil inside immerged Biosphere on June 27, 2015 in Noli. 3 biospheres with air welcome seeds of basilic and others green plants to study their grows immerged at 8m in complete autonomy thanks to the natural Photosyntesis process, protected from any pollution from the outdoor plantations. This project is part of the Italian Pavillon theme at the EXPO2015 , 'how to feed the planet'. AFP PHOTO OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)
Italy's Project coordinator of Nemo's Garden, Gianni Fontanesi set some soil inside immerged Biosphere on June 27, 2015 in Noli. 3 biospheres with air welcome seeds of basilic and others green plants to study their grows immerged at 8m in complete autonomy thanks to the natural Photosyntesis process, protected from any pollution from the outdoor plantations. This project is part of the Italian Pavillon theme at the EXPO2015 , 'how to feed the planet'. AFP PHOTO OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)
Italy's Project coordinator of Nemo's Garden, Gianni Fontanesi set some soil inside immerged Biosphere on June 27, 2015 in Noli. 3 biospheres with air welcome seeds of basilic and others green plants to study their grows immerged at 8m in complete autonomy thanks to the natural Photosyntesis process, protected from any pollution from the outdoor plantations. This project is part of the Italian Pavillon theme at the EXPO2015 , 'how to feed the planet'. AFP PHOTO OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)
Italy's Project coordinator of Nemo's Garden, Gianni Fontanesi checks sensors inside immerged Biosphere on June 27, 2015 in Noli. 3 biospheres with air welcome seeds of basilic and others green plants to study their grows immerged at 8m in complete autonomy thanks to the natural Photosyntesis process, protected from any pollution from the outdoor plantations. This project is part of the Italian Pavillon theme at the EXPO2015 , 'how to feed the planet'. AFP PHOTO OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)
Italy's Project coordinator of Nemo's Garden, Gianni Fontanesi check immerged Biospheres on June 27, 2015 in Noli. 3 biospheres with air welcome seeds of basilic and others green plants to study their grows immerged at 8m in complete autonomy thanks to the natural Photosyntesis process, protected from any pollution from the outdoor plantations. This project is part of the Italian Pavillon theme at the EXPO2015 , 'how to feed the planet'. AFP PHOTO / OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)
Italy's Project coordinator of Nemo's Garden, Gianni Fontanesi check immerged Biospheres on June 27, 2015 in Noli. 3 biospheres with air welcome seeds of basilic and others green plants to study their grows immerged at 8m in complete autonomy thanks to the natural Photosyntesis process, protected from any pollution from the outdoor plantations. This project is part of the Italian Pavillon theme at the EXPO2015 , 'how to feed the planet'. AFP PHOTO OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)
Italy's Project coordinator of Nemo's Garden, Gianni Fontanesi check immerged Biospheres on June 27, 2015 in Noli. 3 biospheres with air welcome seeds of basilic and others green plants to study their grows immerged at 8m in complete autonomy thanks to the natural Photosyntesis process, protected from any pollution from the outdoor plantations. This project is part of the Italian Pavillon theme at the EXPO2015 , 'how to feed the planet'. AFP PHOTO / OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)
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