Urban Sprawl and Limited Land
A rapid decrease in agricultural land leading to the doubling of imports (shipping) is a recent concern in the Philippines. Less opportunities in rural agriculture led to urban migration, therefore increasing the demand for food. Metro Manila itself is estimated to need an addition of approximately 163,400 ten-tonne truckloads to feed its inhabitants in 2010. This entails additional transportation costs and more fuel demand which adversely impacts the environment. The need for new regenerative food source/s and a stable income source to sustain urban communities is rising. Food and livelihood should therefore be closer to shelter.
The project addresses the Philippines' need to reduce its ecological footprint by making occupied urban land more productive.