Video presentation for Round 2:
Round 2 -> interview with Oscar Garófolo – Agricultural engineer and CEO of Casagri and Formuquisa
Round 2 -> second interview with farmer José Cruz Peñafiel García – tomato farmer and main supplier for Le Cordon Blue school of cookery at Anahuac University
Video presentation for Round 1:
Proof: Interview with farmer José Cruz Peñafiel García:
Social Purpose Statement: Empowering communities with sustainable, energy-free hydroponics for fresh produce and economic growth
Target Social Issue: One of the biggest challenges facing communities worldwide is access to fresh and healthy food. Many people lack access to fresh produce due to limited resources, such as land, water, and energy. Additionally, conventional farming practices can have negative impacts on the environment, such as soil depletion, chemical runoff, and greenhouse gas emissions. This can lead to food deserts, where residents have limited access to healthy food options, leading to health problems such as obesity and diabetes.
Social Solution Idea: Hydroyard aims to address this issue by providing a sustainable and energy-free hydroponic system that can be easily installed in any community. The hydroponic tower uses only physics principles to pump water throughout the system, requiring no electricity or other energy inputs. This system is space-efficient, allowing it to be installed in small urban areas, and is capable of producing fresh, healthy produce year-round, regardless of weather conditions. By providing communities with access to fresh produce, Hydroyard aims to promote healthier lifestyles and reduce the impact of conventional farming practices on the environment.