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US: Kitchen Minis tabletop vegetables collection receives 2 awards

PanAmerican Seed is proud to accept two recent industry awards for its new tabletop vegetables collection Kitchen Minis™ during the Cultivate’21 tradeshow and educational event in Columbus, Ohio. The compact potted edibles program received a Retailer’s Choice Award during the show, which recognizes the…

Alexander Arnholm Dandora

A project, backed by the Swedish company Ljusgårda AB

Kenya: Introducing urban farming solutions to provide income and healthy produce

“Life is tough here, and there wasn’t much healthy food available, says Charles Lukania, Project Coordinator at Voices4Change in Kenya. “When Erik Lundgren from Ljusgårda came to visit in 2019, he provided farming materials so we could start the first hydroponics demo site in the informal community of…

India: Horticulture and floriculture production hits record high

According to the second advance estimate of horticulture production released by the Ministry of Agriculture today, India is expected to have the highest ever horticulture…

MAPA will finance 50% of the 920,000 euro investment allocated to participate in fairs in 2021 and 2022

Agreement to promote Spanish fruit, vegetable, flower, and plant sectors abroad is renewed

The Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Food, Luis Planas, and the president of Fepex, Jorge Brotons, have renewed the agreement to promote the fruit, vegetable, flower,…

European Commission joins ranks of algae supporters

A growing receptivity, a flagrant interest and a better understanding emerge from the exchanges between the actors of the world of algae and our institutions. The latest proof is a 24-page document dated May 17, 2021, which specifies the future role of algae, among others: "Communication from the…

TikTok videos boost avocado slicer & cran-raspberry juice

As the pandemic prompted people everywhere to focus on at-home cooking, the time spent on foods prepared at home also meant that many social media users were sharing their…

Indoor AgTech Innovation Summit

An Indoor AgTech panel

Mapping a pathway to competitive production

"We believe CEA will be fuelled by the diversity of crops. We need to focus on products for consumers and food producers, looking forward to other stable crops we can produce. We have to break the perception of what can be grown and what cannot be grown in CEA as we believe it's the future of growing…

Intermediate Capital Group

ESG investing is reshaping financial markets and supporting indoor ag

Indoor agriculture is an emerging industry high on investor radars due to its low resource use, climate resilience, and decentralized nature. It has long seen support from traditional venture capital and private equity investors but is now attracting attention from a newer category of investors, referred…

Qatar Economic Forum

says Hassad Food, CEO

"Greenhouses and vertical farming are the only ways through which we can close the gap"

Qatar has to further strengthen its greenhouses and vertical farming to address the key issue of food security, according to a top official of Hassad Food, an investment fund in food and agri sectors and backed by the country's sovereign wealth fund. Addressing one of the sessions at the third edition of…

Image Credit: Expo 2020 Dubai

Dutch vertical farming is an innovative synthesis of water, food, and energy

Netherlands will grow mushrooms in its pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai

The Netherlands will contribute its own innovative solution by uniting food, water, and energy solutions at Expo 2020 Dubai. Rising from the heart of the Dutch pavilion is a giant green cone that grows oyster mushrooms on the inside while the exterior is home to small edible plants. Constructed in the…

Highlighting the potential of Dutch horticulture in vertical farming

“The Dutch are falling behind when it comes to vertical farming,” says Judith van Heck, Community Builder at Indoor Farming Nederland. “As we’re so tremendously good at greenhouse growing there is relatively less interest in building vertical farms in the Netherlands. In comparison to countries such as…

Connexion France

France: Pansies for the plate is a growing market

Edible flowers are becoming more popular as both an attractive and tasty addition to recipes. Marius Auda is run by father, Gilbert Auda, and his two children, Bernard and Mireille. They started growing flowers in 2004 in response to a demand from local high-end restaurants that were already buying their…

CTV News

$100K worth of vegetable plants delivered across Vancouver

Thirty-thousand vegetable plants valued at $100,000 were delivered across Metro Vancouver over the weekend in an effort to address food insecurity. Urban Roots Garden Market, which operates seven pop-up garden markets, donated and delivered the goods to more than 30 community gardens, kitchens, and…

UAE to launch new system of food safety requirements

His Excellency Dr. Abdullah bin Muhammad Belhaif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment of the UAE, said that the ministry intends, during the next two months, to launch a new system of food safety standards and requirements, to ensure that no imported food enters the country except from…

UK: Farm levy body AHDB to axe up to 140 jobs as it winds down its potato and horticulture operations

The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) plans to axe up to 140 jobs as it winds down its potato and horticulture operations. The farm levy body organization…

Tax deductions for Canadian growers

Most of the tax rules that apply to Canadian small business owners also apply to farmers and agricultural producers. There are however some expenses, tax deductions and write-offs that apply specifically to income earned through agricultural activities that will help lower your tax bill. Expenses, tax…

Schneider Electric

Industry outsiders enter the indoor agriculture space

As the indoor agriculture industry continues to grow, we’re beginning to see more and more well-known industry outsiders enter the market. But why are these companies venturing into this unknown terrain?  In addition to rapid growth potential, the CEA industry offers companies an opportunity to apply their…

Urban Health Farms

How indoor farming can help the EU carbon farming initiative

The past year has seen indoor vertical farming break loose from its glass ceiling – pun intended, as we in this industry are free from glass ceilings anyway. No longer a niche or even early-stage industry, the benefits from indoor vertical farming are easy to see in the light of the last year. Food…

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