The Green Farmer Co-operative

Leading the Sustainable Agriculture Renaissance

TGF was officially attached to the Brainwaves EU funded project

(Now Finished)


The Green Farmer Co-Operative Society Limited (TGF) is registered under the Industrial and Provident Societies Acts, 1893 to 2021.

It is a collaborative community led by Farmers and Bio-Economy professionals developing practical and compliant solutions in the new Circular Bio-Economy. TGF is laying the groundwork for farmers to develop practical solutions to thrive in the new Circular Bio-Economy.

Our organization fosters an environment of cooperation between farmers, scientists, entrepreneurs, regulatory agencies, traditional financial institutions and technology solution providers to accomplish our mission. TGF Co-Operative welcomes new members, including farmers and circular Bio-Economy professionals to join.

Leading the Sustainable Agriculture Renaissance

Our Mission

“Our Mission is to pioneer farmer-led sustainable agriculture and to develop novel and compliant solutions to ensure a healthier and more planet-friendly way of farming for generations to come”

Protecting the planet, supporting the people.

It’s important to recognise that  farmers have been the true stewards of the environment for thousands of years. Recognising that the increasing pressure to feed a growing global population in a sustainable way will require a rethink on how we approach our job.

Our Work

The four pillars of the Green Farmer Co-Operative are Feed, Fertiliser, Fuel and Finance and serve to put farmers in a position to not only continue their role of environmental stewardship but as agents of regeneration.

TGF is a community that helps position farmers at the forefront of the environmental movement leveraging innovation partners to reimagine agricultural practices and preserve family farming and way of life for many generations to come.


Our Research


Our Research


Our Research

man with son i greenhouse planting small plants symbolising duckweed to improve growth


The Co-Operative aims to produce high-quality duckweed for use as animal feed and for the extraction of valuable bioactive compounds. Through our various partnerships, TGF is positioning itself to become a leader in the cultivation and processing of duckweed as a cash crop in Europe. Membership of the cooperative offers a unique opportunity for members to participate in a growing industry with a high potential for growth and profitability.


Duckweed is an alternative protein source for agri-food application. Preliminary investigation has demonstrated that amino acid profile of duckweed is comparable to those of land based pulses particularly suitable for agri-food applications. Duckweeds evolved to take advantage of the minerals released by decaying organic materials in water. Contaminated waters that are high in P and K and an Ammonia source will suit duckweed cultivation. Researchers have shown duckweed cultivation effective in removing Nitrogen and Phosphorus from animal manure waste water.

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Our current project will advance the knowledge of processing methods for extracting plant based proteins. Such proteins can be then further employed as novel functional ingredients to be used for a range of agri-food applications. The co-operative aims to produce high-quality duckweed for use as animal feed and for extraction of valuable bioactive compounds. Through our various partnerships TGF is positioning itself to become a leader in the cultivation and processing of duckweed as a cash crop in Europe. Duckweed is not only a solution for water remediation but also carbon sequestration, nutrient recycling and production of a high quality animal feed thereby ‘closing the loop’ of nutrient recycling.

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More About the benefits of duckweed

The plant feeds on nitrogen and phosphate organic pollutants, the very stuff treatment plants remove from wastewater.

Fast growing, high in protein content and dietary minerals, and easily harvested, the plant is cultivated as a feed supplement for chicken, livestock, and farmed fish, and is ideal for use in developing countries.

Unlike corn, duckweed requires minimal human-made energy to grow and doesn’t deplete the human food supply.

While duckweed-produced ethanol, like other plant-based fuels, releases some carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, the plant also absorbs CO2 as it grows.

In soil or aquaponics farming, this organic fertilizer makes the soil or water nutrient rich, transforms unhealthy soil or water, and corrects nutrient imbalances.

Contact Us

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