[dropcap]I[/dropcap]nspired by the efforts of Timeria, Überstadt, Siar Fordell, and Leylandiistan & Gurvata, the Royal Republic of Ipainia has announced its intention to undertake its first agricultural programme this year. Ipainia’s plans were briefly outlined in a comprehensive publication by its Department of Agriculture and Food Supply on the current state of agriculture in micronationalism.
According to the document, while the micronation does not have the necessary physical territory for traditional farming, the Ipainian government will nonetheless seek to encourage its citizens to become involved in agriculture at their residences by engaging in urban farming activities. Specifically, Ipainia will make use of flowerpots as opposed to fields, in order to minimize the associated capital and maintenance costs, and it will focus exclusively on organic growing techniques. The Department of Agriculture and Food Supply has tentatively selected almost a dozen crops to be cultivated as part of the programme, including carrots, spinach, and tomato, as well as numerous spices.
It is ultimately hoped that the development of its agriculture industry will underpin an economic and activity expansion that will result in the creation of secondary industries and a source of revenue for the government to use to support Ipainia’s continued development.