Organic farming can be difficult for small hold farmers in the tropics where a failed crop can be catastrophic in terms of a family’s survival. Outdoor crop cultivation inevitably requires pesticides and chemical fertilizers which cost money and reduce the nutritional and market value of the crops. The use of the Organicasa, low-cost greenhouse enables farmers to produce organic vegetables at very low cost and with very little risk.
The production of organic crops not only improves the health and diet for small hold farmers but can make a big difference in terms of household income. The price of organic crops in the market can bring up to a 40% increase in profit.