Mexico is currently experiencing its worst drought in seven years. But a new technology, dubbed “Solid Rain,” has been easing the agricultural damage.
A highly absorbent powder, it holds water molecules 500 times its own weight. After being mixed in with the soil, Solid Rain slowly hydrates nearby crops. Its effects last up to one month after the last rainfall. One Mexican farmer says:
“During this drought, we’ve seen that with this product, plants remain fertile and the fruit looks as if it has been constantly watered.”
The product’s inventor, Sergio Rico, claims Solid Rain poses no risks to the environment and he hopes it will make Mexico more self-reliant and successful.