The world population is growing day by day. Especially in cities and megacities like Nairobi, the population growth is extremely high.

To support the growing food demand of the increasing population, the food supply should be secure and sustainable.

Rooftop farming

The procedure of rooftop farming

  • Select a suitable spot on your rooftop
  • Select your plants for farming
  • Choose pot and pot mixtures
  • Prepare the soil
  • Plant your selections
  • Water the plants as necessary
  • Care and management
  • Harvest

Key benefits of rooftop farming

  • Generate income
  • Engaging in low time-consuming work
  • Establishing food security
  • Environmental sustainability and natural resources

With the pace of urbanization, built-up areas are increasing hence the supply of roof space is also increasing.

Rooftop farming can provide solutions to increased food demand and also can promote a sustainable and viable city.

Local fresh and safe food can be ensured through roof gardens in urban areas. Results show that rooftop farming can support the environment by improving air quality, reducing carbon in the atmosphere, and can benefit society by reducing stormwater management costs.

Finally, some recommendations have been suggested to improve rooftop farming practices and encourage more people to practice rooftop farming and urban farming in the future.

So when are you going to start urban farming and rooftop farming on your roof?

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