You're on your lunch break about to eat a salad of lettuce, cucumbers and tomatoes. The last thing on your mind - unless you woke up wanting to flip over your whole day - is who produced the lettuce on your plate and how they did so, and the answer might make you second-guess the good or bad taste of your meal.
At Rikolto, we put in the work so that the food on your table is delicious and that, from its journey from its place of origin, it generates wellbeing for people and the environment, and vice versa!
With this vision - and the obvious difficulties caused by the pandemic in 2020 - we managed to collaborate with small-scale farmers, members of the Consorcio Agrocomercial de Honduras (CONAGROH) to set up 18 hydroponic systems for vegetable production in Honduras with funding from the European Union.
What is hydroponics? Rafael and Nolvia Zerón, a father and daughter farmer duo in Azacualpa, a municipality located in the north of Honduras, partners of Consorcio Agrocomercial, tell you all about it. (Don't forget to enable the subtitles!)