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Hydroponic farming a convenient option: Sharma

November 25, 2018 6:08 pm

Securing the Young Entrepreneurship title at the 2018 Prime Minister’s International Business awards is just the beginning for Rinesh Sharma.

The IntroGreen Distribution, Managing Director, has been operating a hydroponic farm based out of Lautoka for four years now.

Sharma says he wants to give back to Fijians, with aims to reduce diabetes by promoting a more convenient farming option.

“As an engineer I take raw materials and solar them onto a board, program with the correct electrical requirements and then I program the system to the parameters of the produce planted to allow the growing process to commence. The labour work is minimal and the farm can be controlled from anywhere in the world using my phone or tablet. It’s that convenient and easy improving farming methods not only for Fiji but for the Pacific.”

Sharma says prior to obtaining his degree in software from India, his business focused on supplying solar and agricultural products.

He adds upon his return from India, the company started smart-farms, where he combined engineering with agriculture to plant in controlled environment.

Sharma says the possibilities of smart-farms are endless with quality foods, consistent supply and reduction on importation.