Turning Deserts into Forests

ESCWA  Technology Centre
ESCWA Technology Centre ESCWA Technology Centre • 5 March 2022
Buckets with plants in desert

Opportunity:  

Existing as barren wastelands with no life, deserts have massive potential that remains untapped. These vast swaths of land can be transformed into cities or farmlands to solve the housing and food crisis.

Solution:

Deploying biodegradable and intelligent buckets to grow trees with 90% less water. This method produces and catches water from condensation, stimulating the capillary formation of the soil and steadying the temperature around the roots.

In addition, this method fights competitive weeds near the planted tree; and can even prevent the evaporation of groundwater and damage by rodents. This solution is the alternative for drip irrigation and has the potential to be 90% cheaper.