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Solar Greenhouses in Ladakh - 17 Dec 2011

GERES has worked with local NGOs in Ladakh to design a robust greenhouse that captures and retains the suns heat. It has built 600 greenhouses that enable villagers to grow vegetables throughout the year - even when temperatures drop to -25°C. Greenhouse owners eat eight times more vegetables than before and their incomes have increased by 30 percent. The project is leading to better nutrition and health for over 50,000 people a quarter of the local population.
GERES won an Ashden Award for Sustainable Energy in 2009.

Topics: Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry ,Sustainable Homes and Communities

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