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  • Arunkumar K.R., PhD Technical Director, Victus Laboratories India Private Limited www.victuslabs.com

    Image Source: http://www.rndiy.org/

    Embracing Open Hardware & Locavore Concept Ensuring Food, Water, Health & Social Security for INDIA

  • Source : Valagro CEO President Presentation for EBIC, Nov 2012


    (IFPRI) (FAO) (IEA)

    2030 Perspectives


  • http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/dmsp/image/india_03_98_92_a.jpg Copyright NOAA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

    Rapid urbanization of India and reducing agricultural lands

  • Lets go Vertical Father of Vertical Farming Dr. Dickson Despommier

  • http://www.verticalfarm.com/

  • Aeroponics garden for colonizing Moon

    Vertical farming is based on hydroponic technology developed during the cold war times especially for the space race

  • Source: http://www.inspirationgreen.com/assets/images/Vertical%20farms/farming%20grows%20up.jpg

  • http://www.verticalfarm.com/

  • Source: http://www.lighting.philips.com/main/application_areas/horticultural/projects.wpd

    Philips has created LED lights specially for horticulture in greenhouses

    Inter-lighting is good for the development of rose shoots.

  • http://www.lighting.philips.com/pwc_li/main/shared/assets/downloads/pdf/horticulture/leaflets/general-booklet-philips-led-lighting-in-horticulture-EU.pdf

    Philips statement about providing only the light that a plant needs the light recipe really appealed to us.

  • The Meeting of Two Visionaries - Dr Dickson Despommier and

    Chief Visionary Mr. C.V. Prakash - The Pet Bharo Project

  • Simplified Hydroponics for Indian Urban Spaces

  • Simplified Hydroponics for Indian Urban Spaces

  • Hydroponic vs conventional

    Source: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/388646642815977046/

  • Source: http://gothamgreens.com/ http://brightfarms.com/s/

    Roof-top farming an appealing idea for reducing Indian food miles

  • Image Source: http://traderjanki.wordpress.com/page/21/

    Go local reduce food miles

  • What is a food mile?

    plural noun: food miles a mile over which a food item is transported during the journey from producer to consumer, as a unit of measurement of the fuel used to transport it. Food miles is a term which refers to the distance food is transported from the time of its production until it reaches the consumer. Food miles are one factor used when assessing the environmental impact of food, including the impact on global warming.

    More info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Food_miles

  • Source : Gertjan Meeuws, Seven misconceptions about Vertical Farming and how we deal with them. National Science Foundation Workshop on Challenges in Vertical Farming, Sep 2012 http://www.fieldrobotics.org/~ssingh/VF/Challenges_in_Vertical_Farming/Schedule_files/MEEUWS.pdf

    Vertical Farming in urban areas results in less food miles (reduces fossil fuels dependence)

  • Vertical Farming in urban areas results in less food miles (reduces fossil fuels dependence)

    Source : Gertjan Meeuws, Seven misconceptions about Vertical Farming and how we deal with them. National Science Foundation Workshop on Challenges in Vertical Farming, Sep 2012 http://www.fieldrobotics.org/~ssingh/VF/Challenges_in_Vertical_Farming/Schedule_files/MEEUWS.pdf

  • http://leisaindia.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Sep-2011-Page-30.pdf

    Go local reduce food miles

  • http://www.getlocavore.com/

  • The latest crisis in Iraq has yet again exposed India's vulnerability in hydrocarbon supplies. Yet neither the citizens nor the government of India seem to realise just how precarious their position is. India's luck in overseas energy investments has been quite poor, largely because it has put most of its eggs in a highly volatile Middle Eastern basket. The civil war in Syria has washed away India's investments in the country as the terrorist group Jabhat al-Nusra has captured the Dayr al-Zawr, al-Sham, and Block XXIV oilfields. The conflict in Sudan similarly sent ONGC Videsh scrambling out of the country in 2012 and South Sudan at the end of 2013. In Iraq, ONGC Videsh's holdings in Block VIII are now under threat as the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) are swinging south after capturing Mosul, Tikrit, and Baiji. Source: http://www.dnaindia.com/india/standpoint-iraq-a-crisis-of-oil-or-of-confidence-for-india-1996976

    Why Go local & reduce food miles ?

  • Global strategic petroleum reserves and India

    Global strategic petroleum reserves ("GSPR") refer to crude oil inventories (or stockpiles) held by the government of a particular country, as well as private industry, for the purpose of providing economic and national security during an energy crisis.

    India In 2003 India started the development of a strategic crude oil reserve sized at 37,400,000 barrels (5,950,000 m3), enough for two weeks of consumption. Petroleum stocks have been transferred from the Indian Oil Corporation (IndianOil) to the Oil Industry Development Board (OIDB). The OIDB then created the Indian Strategic Petroleum Reserves Ltd (ISPRL) to serve as the controlling government agency for the strategic reserve. On 21 December 2011, it was announced that India planned to greatly augment their crude reserve capacity to 132 million barrels by 2020, a senior oil ministry official stated. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_strategic_petroleum_reserves More Info: http://logos.nationalinterest.in/2015/02/indias-strategic-petroleum-reserves/

  • India has bought the first oil for its strategic petroleum reserve (SPR), trade sources said on Monday, marking the start of a round of purchases by the world's fourth-biggest oil consumer to build up emergency stockpiles. India is heavily reliant on fuel imports, producing less than a third of the nearly 3.7 million barrels per day it consumed in 2013, data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration shows. Its fast-growing economy has become the world's fourth-largest oil consumer after the United States, China and Japan. China's own SPR purchases, which have helped support oil prices during the global supply glut, are expected to slow this year with commercial and strategic storage space almost full. China's strategic stocks were estimated in January at more than 30 days' worth of crude imports. It plans to eventually build reserves of around 600 million barrels, or about 90 days of import cover. India's SPR should cover approximately 13 days of imports when it is completed by the end of this year. March 30, 2015 Source: http://in.reuters.com/article/2015/03/30/india-energy-spr-idINKBN0MQ1N220150330

    Why Go local reduce food miles ?

  • Water Security

  • The Middle East is running dry - and into the perfect storm? The most water-stressed nations on Earth are all in the Middle East and North Africa. Add surging populations and food and energy costs, and trouble seems inevitable May 2011

    Source: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/damian-carrington-blog/2011/may/19/water-climate-change http://www.theguardian.com/environment/damian-carrington-blog/2011/may/19/water-climate-change#img-1

  • Source: http://www.strategicforesight.com/publication_pdf/63948150123-web.pdf

    Role of water in Middle East Violence

  • New research shows that water scarcity linked to climate change is now a global problem playing a direct role in aggravating major conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa.

    New Age Of Water Wars - Bleak Future For The Middle East

    Source: http://firedoglake.com/2015/03/29/new-age-of-water-wars-portends-bleak-future-for-the-middle-east/

  • Source: http://www.wri.org/applications/maps/aqueduct-country-river-basin-rankings/#x=-36.91&y=-7.64&l=2&v=home&d=bws&f=1&o=36

    India and its water needs

  • Source: http://www.dni.gov/files/documents/Special%20Report_Global%20Water%20Security%20Map.pdf

    India and its water needs

  • Source: https://www.redanalysis.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/world-resource-institute-global-maps.jpg

    India and its water needs

  • Source: http://www.integreon.com/pdf/Blog/Water_The_India_Story_268.pdf

  • Source: http://www.ima-india.com/1ndian-agriculture-challenges.pdf

  • Health Security

  • Source: The Hindu, Nov 13, 2014

  • Source : http://www.nutritionsecurity.org/

  • Our food today is LESS NUTRITIOUS than before World War II

    Mineral Depletion in Food 1940-1991 Vegetables Fruits Lost 76% of their copper Lost 19% of their copper Lost 49% of their sodium Lost 29% of their sodium Lost 46% of their calcium Lost 16% of their calcium Lost 27% of their iron Lost 24% of their iron Lost 24% of their magnesium Lost 15% of their magnesium Lost 16% of potassium Lost 22% of potassium Source : The Composition of Foods, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Foods and the Royal Society of Chemistry, UK

    Modern high yielding varieties have actually reduced the nutritional value of food

  • Source: http://farmviability.wordpress.com/2012/10/19/support-