Hemp Cultivation and Processing

9 economic benefits to farming hemp

  • On a global scale, hemp can help impoverished communities both nutritionally and economically
  • Hemp produces sustainable and low-cost fuel
  • The market for CBD, an oil extracted from the hemp plant, is set for remarkable growth from $202 million in 2017 to $2.1 billion by 2020
  • Hemp based paper is by far the most environmentally efficient material and can be reused 8 times, which far exceeds tree-based paper which can just be recycled 3 times
  • Hemp forming is great for water conservation, allowing farmers to spend less money on irrigation
  • Hemp, unlike its substitutes, can be grown in diverse locations with few resources
  • Hemp is an excellent source of protein and offers other health benefits at a lower cost than its substitutes
  • Hemp cellulose is used to manufacture biodegradable plastics
  • Hemp is a cheaper alternative for construction, Hemp is stronger than concrete, lighter, more breathable and offers incredible insulation. Hemp is naturally non-toxic, carbon negative and lasts hundreds of years. Most importantly hemp is energy efficient as well as being flame, water and pest resistant.

Hemp is completely different from marijuana in its function, cultivation and application. The various partners of ZHF specialize in both the cultivation of hemp by having the necessary licensing as well as supplying ZHF with existing cannabis waste from marijuana plantations in Lesotho. The marijuana waste is perfect for the manufacturing of hemp-based products as the leaves and stems are used to manufacture over 25,000 hemp-based products such as clothing, construction, biodegradable plastics and body oils and lotions to name but a few. Hemp is really here to serve all of humanity’s needs.

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