Location

Sika Perú S. A., Lurin, Perú

Project Goals

  • Establishment of a hydroponic greenhouse for educational purposes
  • Improve nutrition of Sika employees and their families with crops high in iron: watercress, spinach.
  • Development of qualities like commitment, constancy, innovation, creativity and teamwork.
  • Better understanding of water as a valuable resource, better handling of waste.

Activities

  • Sika Peru has installed a greenhouse on its facilities in Lurin. This space used to be a garden, now it's a space of 36 m2 with more than 150 different kind of hydroponic crops.
  • Processing of some recycled goods: Medium-density fibreboard (MDF) from some packages, containers of some raw materials, buckets.
  • Installation of a solar panel to assist the water pumps of the electric systems.
  • Teaching of three hydroponic techniques: vertical, dripping and floating roots.
  • Provision of vegetables: lettuce, basil, chives; and some fruits: aguaymanto and cherry tomatos.
  • 30 employees from production and others 30 more from administration and sales are working actively on the project.
  • Organisation of classroom session in the greenhouse.
  • Development of "greenhouse models" to be installed at employee's homes
  • Involvement of third party organizations

Results

  • The first project phase started in November 2015 and will end in December 2016
  • The next step will be to get involved communities near Sika’s facilities in order to help people to improve their nutritional needs and share with them new knowledge.
  • By July 2016 at least five employees of Sika Peru will develop a greenhouse at home or for business porposes.
  • By December 2016, at least one community in Lurin will develop a greenhouse model with the assistance of Sika.