An organic based plant food hydrogel of the future”

Our Global population is forecast to exceed 9 billion by 2035, increasing the demand for food, water, land and energy

According to the United Nations, 41.3% of the earths land surface are “drylands”, nearly 61 billion hectares of land mass. Climate change and population growth are creating severe water stress which means globally 24% of the land is degrading, ultimately to desert. Worldwide a further 12 million hectares are lost to creeping desertification yearly.

Aquagrain is an organic based plant food Hydrogel, which can absorb up to 30 times its mass in water, enabling crops to grow in arid lands and desert soils using a fraction of the water normally required.

A high-tech solution with a low tech application

If Climate Change cannot be stopped and research suggests we have already passed the point of reversal, then globally we will increasingly face significant challenges. An increase in unsuitable crop growing land and a reduction in clean water will intensify the problem.

To achieve successful production, crops will be required to flourish with less water and utilise sandy soils, together with other unsuitable soil types. The effects of climate change are stunting the growth of vital staple crops across the globe.

Curbing the carbon footprint of the agriculture sector will be crucial to ensure that food supplies can stretch to feeding over 9 billion people by 2035. Unfortunately, the world’s crop producing lands are decreasing, with forecasters predicting up to 20% production loss by 2050.

Although high tech in manufacture, Aquagrain is low tech in application. Economical for agricultural use, Aquagrain is a commercially viable hydrogel, which will reduce the impact of climate change by facilitating crops to be grown in arid lands,  Halting the creep of desertification and deforestation.