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Malone, Carter Team With Watkins, Dake Rechsand To Promote Desert Farming In U.S.

By: Donald V. Watkins

Copyrighted and Published on January 3, 2023


IMAGE: Ralph D. Malone (left), John F. Carter (center), and Donald V. Watkins (right).

Ralph D. Malone, the owner and manager of Horizons, LLC, and John F. Carter, the founder and CEO of CarterBrothers, have teamed with Donald V. Watkins, the CEO of Masada Resource Group, LLC, to form a new special purpose limited liability company to market and promote Dake Rechsand’s desert framing technology and products in the United States.


Malone, Carter, and Watkins have worked together in a number of domestic and international business ventures for many years. Collectively, these entrepreneurs have over 95 years of experience in developing, managing, and growing complex businesses and creating dynamic economic value in them.


Since 2009, all three men have worked to deploy and support Masada Resource Group, LLC’s innovative waste-to-fuel technology around the globe.


Dake Rechsand is the global leader in developing and deploying products on a commercial scale that address many of the devastating problems associated with desertification in the United States, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, India, and China.

Mr. Chandra Dake is the Executive Chairperson and Group CEO of the Dake Group - a community empowerment driven, environmentally friendly, technology focused organization. The Dake Group’s key focus areas include Agriculture, Energy, Commodity Trading, Informational Technologies (IT), and Sustainable Technologies.



The other partner in Dake Rechsand is China-based Rechsand Technology Group Co., Ltd., which is led by Mr. Qin Shengyi. Mr. Shengyi is Chairman and President of Rechsand Technology Group Co., Ltd., and Dean of Rechsand Manufacturing Research Institute, where he also serves as a Senior Engineering Professor. Dake Rechsand maintains a research and development platform at the “State Key Laboratory of Silicon Sand Resources Utilization” and the “Academician Workstation” in China. All of the company's 670 original invention patents have been successfully implemented independently and industrialized.


Patented Processes and Products


Dake Rechsand uses patented processes to make a wide variety of desert sand products that use selective permeability to reinvent water’s role in our world. These include:

1. Breathable Sand -- An air permeable and water impermeable product that increases water retention there by making it ideal for utilization in desert environments using less water.

2. Water Conservation Materials -- Breathable/permeable bricks, pavers and stones capable of storing water from rain or cloud-seeding and then re using such water.

3. Oil Sand -- Oil permeable but water impermeable, this sand increases the potential for production of oil from wells reducing water pumping out with oil.

Teaming With Dake Rechsand

On November 4, 2022, Donald Watkins teamed with the Dake Group, which is the global managing partner of Dake Rechsand and exclusive distributor of the company's products, to make desert farming a reality in the four desert regions of the U.S. Watkins has founded, owned, and managed paradigm-shifting businesses across a variety of industries and disciplines. Watkins collaborated with the Dake Group in South Africa and India on Masada's waste-to-energy projects prior to forming our current partnership.

Desert farming is an economical option for entrepreneurs and Native American Tribes located in the Southwestern United States. Desert farming also bolsters food security at affordable prices and restores degraded lands.


Dake Rechsand also offers forestation technology and products to complement desert farming, or as a stand-alone project.


Dake Rechsand and the Watkins, Malone, and Carter team will market this innovative desert farming technology and products to Native-American Tribes (and other interested parties) in America’s four desert regions. Native-American Tribes are uniquely positioned to benefit from the Dake Rechsand products for desert farming and afforestation. In addition to a food security platform, desert farming provides another economic empowerment tool for these Tribes.

Additional information about desert farming is located on Dake Rechsand’s Facebook page.



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