Food Ladder is the world’s first not-for-profit organisation to use hydroponics and environmentally sustainable technologies to create food and economic security for communities otherwise reliant on aid and affected by poverty.
The Food Ladder Mission Statement:
“Empowering future generations to grow food in the community, to improve nutrition whilst protecting the environment and enhancing the local economy.”
For the past five years we have used custom designed systems to grow commercial quantities of nutrient-rich produce around the world; from rural towns in India and Uganda to the most remote parts of the Northern Territory in Australia.
With the ability to be implemented virtually anywhere in the world,
As a not-for-profit organisation, we do not seek to own any assets, but rather each social enterprise is owned, governed and run by the local community – with full support and guidance from the Food Ladder team. To ensure strong community collaboration we work with on-ground partners including Government departments, Australia’s preeminent universities and remote community leaders.
Food Ladder not only addresses food security, but creates employment and training opportunities for adults, and education outcomes for children. Benefits also include an increased sense of community pride and achievement, as well as a shift in attitudes around healthy eating.