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ABOUT vertical farming

BENEFITS OF vertical FARMING 

Vertical farming is the practice of growing crops using soilless farming techniques such as hydroponics, aquaponics, and aeroponics in vertically stacked layers. It often incorporates controlled-environment agriculture, which aims to optimise plant growth with nutrients, lighting and pH. Vertical farming is perfect for high density living areas or to save space.

YEAR ROUND CROP

PRODUCTION

Vertical farming allows us to produce more crops from the same square footage of growing area. In fact, 1 acre of an indoor area offers equivalent production to at least 4-6 acres of outdoor capacity. The efficient use of vertical farming may perhaps play a significant role in providing fresh produce to growing population and urbanisation.

environmentally

friendly

As crops are produced in a well-controlled indoor environment without the use of chemical pesticides, vertical farming allows for pesticide-free and organic crops.

Indoor vertical farming can significantly lessen the amount of fossil fuels needed for farming equipment, and reduces occupational hazards associated with traditional farming. It also helps improve biodiversity as it does not disturb animals and trees or cause land and soil damage.

USE LESS
WATER

Vertical farming allows us to produce crops with 70-95 percent less water than required for normal cultivation and can be recycled. This means less waste, less usage and more food production. 

reduce food

miles

When it comes to food production, the last-mile delivery is usually the most expensive part of the supply chain. And it’s not uncommon for crops to be shipped across continents and oceans.

 

Growing food closer to where the consumer lives is a massive vertical farming benefit as it can massively reduce transportation costs, CO2 emissions and reduce the need for refrigerated storage – making produce fresher and more profitable.

WEATHER CONDITIONS

Crops in a field can be adversely affected by natural calamities such as torrential rains, cyclones, flooding or severe droughts—events which are becoming increasingly common as a result of global warming. Indoor vertical farms are less likely to feel the brunt of the unfavourable weather, providing greater certainty of harvest output throughout the year.

BENEFITS ABOUT

VERTICAL FARMING

  • Eliminates agricultural runoff​​

  • No weather related crop failures

  • Offers the possibility of sustainability for urban centres

  • Adds energy back to the grid via methane generation

  • Creates new urban employment opportunities

  • Reduces the risk of infection from agents transmitted at the agricultural interface

  • Returns farmland to nature, helping to restore ecosystem functions and services

  • Controls vermin by using restaurant waste for methane generation

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