Egyptians using new technique to grow crops on rooftops

No soil! Families in Cairo and some provinces using nutrient-rich solution to grow vegetables, fruits

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Using only water, nutrient-rich solution and pipes, Egyptians in a new trend are growing their own crops on their rooftops or in their balconies.

“With simple equipment, low costs, Egyptians families are growing fresh vegetables using water agriculture,” Mohammed Attif, an agriculture engineer, told Alarabiya.net. “This type of agriculture does not need soil, and it is easy to use on balconies and rooftops. It provides healthier organic produce without the use of fertilizers.”

Attif also said that this will helpin reducing temperature by seven degrees, provide oxygen and cleaner air.

The new technique started spreading in Tajamu Al-Khamis, Nasr City, Al-Qattamiya areas in the capital Cairo, and in some areas in Aswan, Sharqiya, Gharbiya, and Giza provinces.

The technique gives Egyptians in few weeks ample variety of vegetables and fruits such as hot peppers, tomatoes, strawberries, rocca, radish, parsley, cilantro, broccoli, and zucchini.

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