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Hydroponic Gardening Projects Abroad

Food security can be a problem in many developing communities, and the land can sometimes be tricky to grow fresh fruit and vegetables. Our hydroponic gardening projects help to create a sustainable source of fresh and healthy food for local residents.

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What is Hydroponic Gardening?

Hydroponic gardening can produce up to 9 times the amount of crops whilst using up to 85% less water!

This can be a huge game changer in developing communities, where water may be scarce, providing the comfort of food security and new sources of income.

Hydroponic gardens provide a low cost and sustainable way of producing food that is nutrient rich. The benefit of hydroponic versus soil based systems is profound, requiring up to 85% less water & producing up to 900% higher yields per square meter of space. 

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Who can volunteer on our hydroponic gardening projects?

Anyone! Individuals with experience in gardening and/or hydroponic gardening are desired as well as volunteers with experience in public relations, business mentor ship and related micro-business related tasks.

We also require general laborers who can assist in the many construction related tasks during the set-up and then gardeners to assist on-going. Once the gardens are set up they are easy to maintain and volunteers can help to pass on this information to the locals.

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What are the benefits of hydroponic gardening?

IVI volunteers can help in underprivilaged communities by helping to solve the following issues:

1) Lack of sufficient land for conventional farming
2) Lack of access to the water needed for conventional farming
3) Severe economic hardship & reliance on government funding to provide basic food requirements
4) Lack of access to fresh vegetables and lack of diet variation contributing to malnutrition, obesity and non-communicable disease.
5) Lack of purpose and community connection exacerbating social issues


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Why IVI?

Make a Real Impact​

We focus on projects with genuine needs.  Community, Healthcare, Education, Childcare, Construction etc. You'll leave feeling like you truly achieved something​.

Top Rated

We were voted 'Top Overseas Volunteering Organisation 2019' by APAC insider Australia awards. We have thousands of positive testimonies

33+ Years in Operation​​

IVI is one of the pioneers of overseas volunteering. Established in 1989 we have trustworthy partners that know the local needs and treat every volunteer with love.

Charity & Non Profit​​

We don't just send volunteers overseas, we run campaigns and fundraise for materials so that our impact is significant and lasting in communities that need it.

Affordable Placements​​

Why pay thousands to volunteer abroad? It shouldn't cost that much. We're a non-profit org so we're not focused on profits, we're focused on helping people​. 

Flexibility & Choice​​

We have over 100+ projects in 20 countries. Most of our programs start every week so you have options around destinations, projects and start dates. 


straw huts by river in Cambodia - Hydroponic Gardening Projects
Mangrove Conservation, Cambodia
"I really appreciated the diversity of the work. Each day was a different mix of planting and collecting seeds which made it all very interesting. Collecting mangrove fruits from already established trees was something I had never done before so that was definitely a highlight. "

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