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Globally, we are struggling with water and food shortages. Experts predict that conditions will continue to deteriorate due to global warming and population growth. One way to improve conditions while governments work to implement new policies, is through improved efficiency in food production and the resources used for agriculture, especially through solutions that reduce the impact of agricultural production on the environment
This challenge looks at Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA), or technology-based approaches to food production taking place within an enclosed growing environment, such as a greenhouse.
Please share a proposal for a greenhouse or other enclosed agricultural environment that can be used to improve global food production.
High quality submissions may include:
an explanation of how your environment would improve agricultural productivity
an explanation of how your environment would optimize resource use (water, energy, labor)
an explanation of how your environment might work in adverse growing conditions (i.e. desert, high altitude, etc.)
a schematic or drawings of your proposed solution (or pictures/videos of similar working prototypes)
This is a Public (Open Voting) Contest that gives you, the subject matter expert, the chance to vote and submit your theory on the important topics of today.
The winner of the contest will be determined by a popular vote of all Patexia members. The winner will receive a gift from the team at Patexia.
Submissions are due on: Sunday, September 20th, 2015
Voting closes on: Sunday, Spetember 27th, 2015
Please make sure that your work is original and submitted in English.
The Prize: The winner based on a community vote will receive a $25 Gift Certificate to Amazon.com. Runners up can request certificates of recognition from Patexia to demonstrate international business experience.
- All work must be original and prepared by a single author
- Maximum of one entry per person allowed
- Maximum length of 1,500 words
- Entries must be in English
- Ideas should be clearly expressed at a college-educated, non-expert level
- All submissions are subject to Patexia's contest legal terms
- Failure to follow these rules may lead to disqualification from the contest