A 22-year old young man’s dream of transforming the agriculture sector within the city of San Juan, Puerto Rico is becoming a reality, as Jose A. Molinelli Gonzalez recently won an investment grant of 7,500 euros from Youth Time International Movement in Paris, France for a project in which he hopes to introduce urban farming within an old building in his city using hydroponic systems.
If I told you that we needed more technology introduced into our agricultural pursuits what would come to mind? You may not be faulted in drumming up mental images of large scale, sprawling farms with a heavy emphasis on mechanization and industrialized processes. However, while that is one avenue, there are others which offer a far more cost effective and compact approach. Would the yields be the same though? Would the quality of produce be better or worse? Let’s delve more into the topic and find out ourselves.