Urban Agriculture

Imagine a city that grows its own food

Why Will We Develop Urban Agriculture?
The farther our food has to travel, the more it must be durable to survive the trip. As a consequence, we often eat food grown for long-distance travel and not flavor or nutrition, explaining its bland taste and our tendency to fall sick. Up until now, the agroindustry has focused mainly on extending its reach and cutting costs. The result is vast deforestation and food covered in toxic pesticides. At Iviri we believe urban agriculture is not only the best way to provide great food that’s fresh, tasty and healthy, but also energy.
Food that’s as tasty as it’s healthy.
How Will We Develop Urban Agriculture?
The best way people will accept change is to gradually implement it step-by-step. That way, not only is it less costly, but we can learn from experience and feedback. Because of that, we’ll focus on one mode of production at a time for urban agriculture.
Start simple and keep it simple.
The first step in urban agriculture is compost. Why? Because compost is easy to make; all you need is food waste and somewhere to put it! At Iviri we believe making compost is a good way to bring people together and teach them about the importance of recycling. That’s why we want to work with schools so children can get their hands dirty and have fun!
Unprocessed Foods
After compost, the next step is growing unprocessed foods in urban farms located on vacant urban spaces like rooftops, basements and abandoned buildings. At Iviri we believe urban farms will eventually feed entire cities, thereby saving land and water. By offering vegetables, fruits, fish, honey and eggs, our urban farms will support the basic dietary needs of their local communities. Of course, you’ll be more than welcome to visit them!
Companies we'd like to work with:
Lufa farms
Freshwater institute
Superior fresh
Freshbox farms
Growing underground
Iron ox
Processed Goods
While unprocessed foods are directly consumed in their natural form, processed goods are treated before usage. Unfortunately, this is often done with harmful chemicals. At Iviri we believe urban farms will not only eventually provide everything we need for beauty and health, but in a natural way that improves our overall look and health.
P goods
Companies we'd like to work with:
Wellness mama
Clean Energy
The last step in urban agriculture is clean energy. Why? Because solar, wind and hydroelectric power won’t be enough to meet global demand. Up until now, biofuel has been mainly made from corn and sugarcane, crops that require lots of water and land. At Iviri we believe algae farms and food waste can provide better alternatives and help power cities.
Companies we'd like to work with:
Harvest power
Impact bioenergy
Ecologic studio