WaterlooSDG Team Heads to the Middle East – Builds Sustainable Development Partnerships

A Waterloo Sustainable Development Group (WaterlooSDG) team, which includes Chief Executive Officer Tarek AlFarra and Senior Sustainable Agriculture Consultant ‘Chief’ Ibrahim AlRashid, is on an extensive sustainable development technologies-promoting tour of several Middle Eastern countries including Jordan, Qatar and Kuwait. In Jordan, the first stop of the tour, the team met with community leaders and high-profile businessmen and secured a strategic sustainable agriculture and local economic development-focused agreement with Envision Consulting Group (EnConsult), one of the leading growth facilitating consulting companies in Jordan, headed and founded by Dr. Yusuf Mansur, Former Minister of State for Economic Affairs. The WaterlooSDG – EnConsult …

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WSDG Co-Establishes Specialized Canadian Consortium to Improve Food Security and Nutrition Overseas

The Waterloo Sustainable Development Group (WSDG), Ripple Farms, the University of Lethbridge, and Lethbridge College have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to initiate collaborative efforts to further develop Aquaponics and related sustainable agriculture technologies that enhance overseas food production and security. According to the latest World Food Program “State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World (SOFI 2017)” report, the number of chronically undernourished people around the world is believed to have increased to around 815 million in 2016, up from 777 million in 2015, sending a clear warning that the ambition of achieving United Nations Sustainable Development Goal …

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WSDG to Explore Sustainable Agriculture Collaboration with Toronto-Based Ripple Farms

Within the framework of its goal to disseminate best practices and technologies in sustainable agriculture, the Waterloo Sustainable Development Group has signed a memorandum of understanding with Toronto based aquaponics developer Ripple Farms, setting in place the foundation for exploring collaboration in providing aquaponics agricultural solutions to international clients through WSDG’s global network. Aquaponics is a system of agriculture in which conventional aquaculture (raising aquatic animals in controlled tanks) is combined with hydroponics (the cultivation of plants in water without soil) in a symbiotic relationship whereby the aquatic animal waste provides the nutrients for the plants to grow. With its …

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WSDG Meets with Ripple Farms to Explore Cooperation

Waterloo Sustainable Development Group (WSDG) Chief Strategic Officer, Ian Chow, and MoU partner Affecting Change Inc, CEO, Sandra Lester, visited Ripple Farms to explore further cooperation in strategic implementation of food security. Ripple Farms, an aquaponics social enterprise founded by Co-Owner Steven Bourne, focuses on enabling access and strengthening food security for low income families in the Global North and the Global South. The meeting took place on location at Ripple Farm’s aquaponics facility, at Evergreen Brickworks in Toronto. Chow and Lester were given a tour by Bourne, who underlined the importance of creating this self-sustainable food production system, which also …

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