GRO Greenhouses

The greenhouses are designed by Penn State HESE.

GRO Greenhouses help foster food security through reductions in water usage and faster growing times, allowing customers to grow produce all year round.

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GRO Greenhouses are the collaborative work of World Hope International and the Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship Program at Penn State. They are usable year-round, provide a controlled environment, reduce water consumption, and ensure crop production despite seasonal weather changes. The GRO Greenhouses lead to a 30% reduced growing time, 300% increased yield and 60% reduction in water usage. Locally sourced materials (except the plastic glazing) and simple construction design allow for construction in two days.

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Mozambique, Sierra Leone, Zambia

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Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

Retail price at commercialization (2014) was $1450.

Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.

Product competitors include: Jim&k Agricultural Business Solutions and iDE Greenhouses.

SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 2: Zero hunger

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