HandPicked is a six-month skills development course for agriculturally-minded candidates. It equips communities and youth with life skills, business skills and modern growing techniques. Growers learn to produce crops hydroponically, in vertical towers, using coconut coir as a growing medium. Producing food in this way uses less water and less space than traditional methods of growing in soil; and maximises scarce resources in urban and rural settings. After training, growers are equipped to become self-sufficient food producers or agribusiness owners. They shift from consumers to producers – and stimulate local economies and community food production.