This project aims to develop a model of an integrated Community Farming System on the AIT Campus utilising renewable energy technologies to ensure the security of food, nutrition and energy.
This project seeks to develop a model of an integrated Community Farming System utilising renewable energy technologies to ensure the security of food, nutrition and energy. The project focuses on homestead gardening and aims for the AIT campus community to grow vegetables and to farm fish for their own benefit.
Each garden will be managed by a group of campus members who will participate in the whole value chain – including soil preparation, planting, maintaining, harvesting, storing and marketing.
The crops and the fish will be sold at the market on site, creating employment and ensuring the sustainability of the model. The community will run the project through a participatory management approach, deciding what to grow, agreeing on how to maintain the homestead, selecting the price of the produce, managing the funds for the maintenance and replacement of equipment, and making future decisions.
The project aims are: