We grow cactus

dryGrow Foundation develops Opuntia for fodder
our mission is to create resilient communities in dry regions of the world. Cactus is a traditional food and source of water for animals and people. It is hardy and abundant, low-cost and easy to grow.

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About Our Foundation

Who We Are
dryGrow Foundation is a non profit organisation with an aim to transform current agricultural practices in the semi-arid regions as we know it today.

Our mission is to utilize adaptive plants and cutting-edge methods to improve the livelihoods of people and facilitate resilient communities in semi-arid regions.

We envision the semi-arid areas with a vibrant agroecology, where plants, animals and human beings live in harmony. With our diverse backgrounds, we are able to think outside the box of conventional agriculture for a sustainable future.

What We Do
Through engaging in research with universities, and cooperating with other organisations and interested individuals our intention is to:

Organize and finance research and develop techniques to optimise Opuntia and Nopales cactus harvesting. Use reliable techniques and cactus varieties for best results.

Engage with communities in arid regions to help facilitate harvesting for animal fodder.

Transfer knowledge and management know-how.

we micropropagate

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Our micro-propagation laboratory in Sicily is equipped with all materials needed for sterile in vitro cultivations. What do we produce? Our specialized production is mainly concentrated in the production of varieties of the genus Opuntia and Nopalea. Varieties that are currently in production refers both to the production of cladodes (pads-biomass-fodder) and for production of the fruit. The varieties for the production of fodder are of Brazilian origin: Gigante and Orelha de elefante mexicana and others, varieties for the production of the fruit are those from Sicily: the White, Red and Yellow.

What is micro-propagation Micro-propagation is the technique which allows the propagation of plants vegetatively starting from small ex-plants that can be represented by individual cells or groups of cells or tissue fractions of organs of plants that are to be multiplied. Micro-propagation allows to obtain quickly a large number of identical plants between them selves , and to the mother plant, this presents itself as an alternative to the conventional propagation and in the current nursery fruit this is a widely tested technique. time; Health and uniformity of the obtained materials; The produced multiplicated material can be preserved for a relatively long period.


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University research

University research We are looking to collaborate with more Universities worldwide. If you are interested in further developing methods and scientific information or are researching relevant topics

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Get involved dryGrow provides plants and farming arrangements for communities struggling to make a living in arid regions. We are committed to developing sustainable solutions for families

What we do and offer

What we do and offer: Our main purpose is to propose Opuntia and related genera cultivation for biomass production. We pursue this aim through the supply of cactus

dryGrow`s 1st Photo & Video contest

Photo and Video Contest Rules  Terms:  dryGrow Foundation’s 1st Photo/Video contest begins July 10, 2021, and ends December  31, 2021, at 5:00 PM CET. By submitting an entry, each contestant agrees

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