Hydroponics for food security project fiji

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.

lettuce towers hydroponic fiji

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. 

with a local Kenyan host

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.

Participants working in the local farm

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

35+ 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. 


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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