This project will address the following objectives:
- Providing crop expertise and greenhouse design insights into a specific solution for a targeted local problem-owner: Simply Fresh, a high-tech precision farming-focussed enterprise based in Siddipet, India. The consortium will investigate the feasibility and design of a high-tech greenhouse for sustainable, resource-use efficient, and high-yield cultivation of ginger and turmeric.
- Exploring the needs, opportunities, challenges, and feasibility of protected cultivation of ginger and turmeric in low- or mid-tech greenhouse setups - this will include:
- identifying optimal climate zones from within the diverse climate zones in the country,
- surveying the state of greenhouse cultivation in these zones, and identifying the potential stakeholders for ginger and turmeric cultivation and their needs,
- assessing the potential for technological intervention to boost yields and improve resource-use efficiency in these setups.
Such a feasibility study would allow a few of the partners in the consortium (such as manufacturers of coatings, screens, biological pest control, etc.) to identify the opportunities and challenges in the low- and mid-tech greenhouse market for their products.
- Establishing a business case for sustainable production of ginger and turmeric for diverse local problem owners in collaboration with Dutch companies and explore future R&D projects with public and private investments beyond the Seed Money Project.
|Effective start/end date||1/01/23 → 31/12/23|