San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) September 02, 2014
Got Produce?® announces today their newest franchisee, Monitrac International, DBA Got Produce?® Tanzania. After extensive work in west and southern Africa, Got Produce? ® has now expanded into East Africa and has signed their first Franchisee in Tanzania near the bustling port of Dar es Salaam. The hydroponic greenhouse franchise will increase their capacity to provide fresh produce to the Tanzania market using Got Produce?® advanced hydroponic systems and launch this location as a showcase into the East Africa region.
As food production costs increase and water becomes scarce in many regions, the Got Produce?® system, which uses a fraction of the water and dramatically reduces growing costs, has gained popularity. “Franchising our hydroponic greenhouse systems is the most cost-effective, consumer-focused way to grow and sell high quality produce,” said Got Produce CEO Deborah Walliser. “Growing produce in greater quantities, faster, with lower cost, is appealing for producers, especially those where water and soil are in short supply and transport costs are high.” The franchise model allows Got Produce?® to stay involved with growers by providing technical expertise and market connections that help franchise partners to grow and sell quickly.
Monitrac will be launching later this year and will be able to substitute many varieties of imported produce with locally grown fresh produce at significantly lower prices while maintaining international quality standards. Growing produce locally, in Dar es Salaam, will eliminate transport costs and provide local hotels and restaurants with fruits and vegetables that are fresher and higher quality. They will be growing Heirloom varieties using non-GMO seeds, including several varieties of lettuce and greens, heirloom tomatoes, cucumbers
The project will operate using low carbon operating methods making it the first fully self-sufficient commercial agriculture project in Tanzania and earning a Low Carbon Footprint (LCF) certification and ensuring sustainable practices in energy and water usage that contribute to low carbon standards. In addition, Got Produce?® Tanzania will be operating under international food safety guidelines and will be able to export fresh food into other markets as a way to bring outside dollars into the local economy.
The unique computer-controlled system of sensors and computers, connected to an on-site computer and linked in the cloud, give Got Produce® growers a highly automated and tightly controlled system. Precise calculations and growing recipes are created in patent pending control box, programmed with specific growing conditions, including water quality, nutrients, temperatures, and individual control over unique varieties growing in the same greenhouse. Growers can control growing from an iPad. The Got Produce?® franchise partnership gives the grower instant industry experience, support, software, and turnkey solution.
Got Produce?® is a California-based company providing patented hydroponic greenhouse solutions to developing countries and communities worldwide. The disruptive agriculture solution boasts production levels far above traditional farming (when compared using the same square footage) while using only a fraction of the water. Got Produce?® was incorporated in 2011 and is run by hydroponic expert Deborah Walliser. For more information, please contact info(at)GotProduce(dot)us or visit http://www.gotproduce.us.