Horti China was the host to AVF's latest design thinking event in the search for a comprehensive roadmap for vertical farming. Prof. Jasper den Besten, Honorary Board Member, and Fulco Wijdooge, General Manager of Ridder Group in China talked about the science and scaling of vertical farming. The role of LED lighting in vertical farming was presented by member TüVSüd, and the Association's chairwoman met with Ms. Wei, the president of Agrigarden, one of the leading players in China's urban agriculture.
Before attending Horti China in Shanghai, AVF’s chairwoman Christine Zimmermann-Loessl visited Manila, Philippines to visit Urbangreens' project at the Science Museum in Manila, where visitors can learn about hydroponics, and she also attended the 25th Asian Seed Congress. She was invited to give a keynote speech in the Special Interest Group on Vertical Farming. According to the AVF, it was very well received and opened doors for more collaboration on future topics like "Nurturing Seeds of Tomorrow".
You can catch a glimpse of AVF’s Asian activities through these photos: