Food Security, Agriculture & Rural Poverty
Among the poorest billion of our fellow global citizens, almost one-third are chronically under-nourished. This, in spite of the fact that the vast majority of them are rural, and most of them are employed in agriculture as small-holder farmers. Those populations also have a long history of agriculture and access to arable land. They also live within physical proximity of adequate supplies of water (e.g., ground water), but cannot afford the machinery to access that water.
LIGTT is focused on improving on-farm productivity, storage of produce, and access to markets, for small-holder farmers.
- Low-cost, solar-powered, portable refrigerators for storing and transporting perishable food products
- Desalination of inland and coastal brackish water to increase access to water appropriate for irrigation