Following its work with Powering Agriculture, Eco Consult is leading technical support training for a Dutch governmnet-funded greenhouse project in Jordan.
Promethean Power work continues as they bring energy efficient dairy chilling to farmers in India - attracting investors who see the promise in sustainable agricultural technology.
Powering Agriculture Innovator ECO Consult's successful partnership with Wageningen University in the Netherlands was part of the conversation at a recent luncheon hosted by Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte for Jordan's King Abdullah and Queen Rania Al Abdullah.
USAID’s first Global Water Coordinator recently visited several USAID-supported project sites in the Middle East. His trip included a stop at one of ECO Consult’s hydroponic greenhouses. This water-saving technology reduces water usage by up to 40% and significantly increases crop yields.
Hydroponic agriculture—growing crops without soil—can be traced back to ancient times. In the Middle East, local agriculture cannot provide enough food due to shortages of water and arable land. Jordan sees potential in hydroponics, using up to 90 percent less water than conventional agriculture.
U.S. Ambassador to Jordan Alice Wells showcased locally-grown hydroponic and organic vegetables during a May 9 reception with Jordanian producers and government officials in honor of the visit to Jordan by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Thomas Vilsack.
Laith Al-Waked of ECO Consult discusses their integrated model of hydroponic and photovoltaic farming to compete with conventional greenhouse technology and drip irrigation systems.