The NEXUS Concept is a business model to sustainably provide rural fisher and farming communities with access to infrastructure and know-how.
NEXUS is a packaged business model. Instead of focusing on singular solutions, it offers a holistic alternative to develop smallholder farmers and fishermen communities. Infrastructures and modern technology to rural areas and operates it together with communities. Means for purpose are the so-called NEXUS Centers where the previously lacking infrastructure and services for fishermen, farmers and the communities are provided (safe drinking water, clean energy, cooling solutions for fish, storage facilities etc.). Each center is managed by a local operator. The infrastructure and know-how transfer shall be designed to support the farmers or fishermen to produce a more valuable, more sustainable and more diversified product in an efficient manner. On-the-job training and capacity building for local producers are part of the concept. Within the business model, various technologies can be promoted and deployed. NEXUS therefore also acts as an incubator of suitable solutions and innovations for tech companies and service providers.
- •As an example of use, a farmer cut down its water use by more than 50% which reduces Methane gas (CH4) emission by 20-60%.
- •5 000 farmers could reduce CH4 emissions by 2 400t/year.
- •A farmer improved its yield by 50-100% while the seed input drops by 90%.
- •This project is economically profitable for all stakeholders.
Categories of Application
- •Wastewater treatment
- •Smart irrigation
- •Water-saving appliances
- •New water business models
- •Drinking water management
- •Wind power
- •Small hydropower
- •Communication systems
- •Internet access
- •Crop farming innovation
- •Sustainable fertilizers
- •Precision irrigation
- •Precision fertilization
- •Land management
- •Animal farming
- •Fishing managements
- •Food containment solutions
- •Waste management
- •Customer engagement tools
9000 St Gallen, Switzerland
SDG's of Application
SDG's of Application
- Medium and large scale commercialization
- Small scale commercialization
- Initial market commercialization
- Prototype testing in the real world
- Prototype testing 1:1 in the lab
United Arab Emirates, Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bahrain, Brunei Darussalam, Bhutan, China, Georgia, Indonesia, India, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Cambodia, North Korea, Kazakhstan, Laos, Lebanon, Sri Lanka, Myanmar [Burma], Mongolia, Maldives, Malaysia, Nepal, Oman, Philippines, Pakistan, State of Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Thailand, Tajikistan, East Timor, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen,
Angola, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Benin, Botswana, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Djibouti, Algeria, Egypt, Western Sahara, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Gambia, Guinea, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, British Indian Ocean Territory, Kenya, Comoros, Liberia, Lesotho, Libya, Morocco, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Réunion, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sudan, Saint Helena, Sierra Leone, Senegal, Somalia, South Sudan, São Tomé and Príncipe, Swaziland, Chad, French Southern Territories, Togo, Tunisia, Tanzania, Uganda, Mayotte, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe,
Antigua and Barbuda, Anguilla, Aruba, Barbados, Saint Barthélemy, Bermuda, Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba, Bahamas, Belize, Canada, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Honduras, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Cayman Islands, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin, Martinique, Montserrat, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Puerto Rico, El Salvador, Sint Maarten, Turks and Caicos Islands, Trinidad and Tobago, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, British Virgin Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands,
Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Bouvet Island, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Falkland Islands, French Guiana, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Guyana, Peru, Paraguay, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela,
American Samoa, Australia, Cocos [Keeling] Islands, Cook Islands, Christmas Island, Fiji, Micronesia, Guam, Heard Island and McDonald Islands, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, New Caledonia, Norfolk Island, Nauru, Niue, New Zealand, French Polynesia, Papua New Guinea, Pitcairn Islands, Palau, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, U.S. Minor Outlying Islands, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna, Samoa,
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