Eco-Fab Automated Farming

The 5th Solidarity FabLabs challenge!

Solidarity FabLab Mamiratra   Madagascar

The idea involves the organization and control of a vast area of South Madagascar, which is currently suffering from the effects of climate change, drought and famine. Using the new technologies at the FabLab, two young men aged 22 and 27, who had to interrupt their studies, want to transform this area into several agricultural zones in which water, light, soil and air are fully regulated. The aim is to achieve more intensive agricultural production using solar and wind energy. A 3-year development program (organization of land, electronic circuits, sensors, 3D modeling, etc.) will provide food for people, improvements for plants, an exchange system for seeds and fertilizer, jobs, and more.



The project in photos



We have provided free training to young people seeking to enter the world of work since 2014 in our Solidarity FabLabs. There they learn digital manufacturing, teamwork and perhaps even a future trade. Our international challenge is aimed at them. It allows them to use our FabLabs to develop a project from A to Z and show everything they are capable of doing today. This year, the challenge is to create digital objects that address new agricultural and food issues. A theme that directly addresses one of the UN Sustainable Development Goals: "End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture."