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.
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: