Vertical farming

Inside Manhattan's largest urban farm

After visiting and speaking with urban farmers in different cities, you quickly realize how different each operation is. Every farmer is utilizing their space in a unique way, growing something different, and has a different business model. No two urban farms are alike. This is especially evident at the…

UK: Vertical Future completes £4m seed funding

London-based food technology company Vertical Future has announced a £4m seed round of equity finance, with further investment expected in the coming months.‍ Vertical Future…

UK: Innovation Hub for Controlled Environment Agriculture launched in Dundee

Agri-tech centre Crop Health and Protection (CHAP) and farming technology company Liberty Produce have launched the Innovation Hub for Controlled Environment Agriculture (IHCEA) at the James Hutton Institute’s site in Invergowrie near Dundee. CHAP partnered with Liberty Produce to develop and build the…

A hydroponics startup growing basil is developing their own LED technology

Agritecture spoke with Olivia Engel of St. Louis Indoor Produce (SLIP), a hydroponics start-up growing basil in the heart of the city. They're developing a new lighting technology that allows farmers to capture their lights’ heat and vent it in or out as climate control, and the cooler lights perform at…

US (VA): USDA certified indoor BioFarms open for business

Shenandoah Growers has begun harvests at its next generation BioFarm facilities in Rockingham and Elkwood, Virginia. The company will now grow, pack and ship locally grown, organic produce from its sustainable indoor farms to its customers in the Mid-Atlantic region 365 days a year. Shenandoah's…

A look inside a Brazilian vertical farm

A vertical farm in Sao Paulo has been experimenting with indoor vegetable growth and it uses artificial pink lighting, to grow its produce. “We think this is important because in the next years we will have a huge growth in the population so we need to find better ways to grow food for them,” Rafael…

Laser scientists shine a light on the future of farming

Work has begun on a pioneering project that will allow indoor farmers to pinpoint the best conditions for growing their crops. Grobotic Systems, a startup founded in Sheffield last year, has enlisted laser experts at the Fraunhofer Centre for Applied Photonics in Glasgow to help develop its specialised…

US (WI): Aquaponically-grown lettuce donated to schools

In celebration of National Farm to School Month, on Monday, October 15th, Nelson and Pade donated over one hundred heads of fresh, aquaponically-grown lettuce to the Westfield, Montello and Princeton public school districts. The lettuce is Certified Naturally Grown and is grown in Clear Flow Aquaponic…

Growing a global movement at NYC AgTech Week

After 6 days, 15 events, and more than 50 speakers, NYC AgTech Week 2019 has come to a close. Agritecture has helped produce AgTech Week for the last several years. In total, All-Access attendees came from 13 countries — a number the Ag Collective aims to increase each year — with 60% coming from outside…

US (NJ): Brick students learn about sustainability with aquaponics

Students in Mr. Schiable’s class at Brick Memorial High School are learning all about sustainable food sources through aquaponics.  Schiable’s class harvested their first catch of tilapia this week that were grown in his aquaponics system. That fish was filleted and sent down to the culinary department where…

Scottish start-up looking to build dozens of vertical farms across UK

A Scots start-up plans to build dozens of indoor vertical farms across the UK. Edinburgh-based Shockingly Fresh is currently developing five sites countrywide to introduce low cost naturally-lit vertical farms using special hydroponic towers to grow multiple crop cycles of leafy veg such as salads and…

Marco Tidona from Aponix talks about new accessories for the Aponix vertical barrels

Adapter to fool-proof irrigation in vertical farming system

Aponix’ Vertical Barrel systems have been on the market for a while now, and since their conception, they have offered an alternative to rack systems as a way of making use of three-dimensional growing spaces. Aponix is releasing some new additions to make the system even more easy to use. A new adapter…

Video: A look inside the vertical farming industry in Paris

Paris is not a place where you'd expect to find rows of neatly planted fruit and vegetables, but urban farming is flourishing in the French capital. The Down to Earth team takes a closer look in this video.

Netled to supply SweGreen with production units

Netled have signed a distribution agreement with Swedish technology company SweGreen. They will start providing Vera Compact Production Units for SweGreen’s urban farming destinations in Sweden. SweGreen is an innovation and technology urban farming company based in Stockholm. The company provides…

"Vertical farming modules allow for maximum space exploitation"

Taking into account the requirements of the international market, this year Novagric offers in its portfolio the manufacture and commercialization of modules and technologies for vertical farming. Vertical farming modules bring the products to the consumer, because it is possible to recreate any kind of climate…

Prospects and challenges of aquaponics in Malaysia

Prof. Li Chunjie from Shanghai Jiao Tong University delivered a Public Lecture in UTM Johor Bahru on 26 August 2019. The title of his presentation was “Prospects and Challenges of Aquaponics for the Sustainable Development of Food Production in Urban Smart Farming”. Prof Li presented the history and…

High-tech indoor farming seen as key to fixing Dubai’s food supply

Desert terrain, extremely high temperatures and limited rainfall have historically made agriculture unworkable in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) — but thanks to new technology, companies in Dubai are finding ways to grow locally-sourced produce. With temperatures in the desert city regularly exceeding 40…

US (AZ): "Rooftop agriculture could reduce energy use in buildings by 3% per building per year"

A community garden occupies a diminutive dirt lot in Phoenix. Rows of raised garden beds offer up basil, watermelons and corn, making this patch of land an agricultural oasis in a desert city of 1.5 million people. In fact, this little garden is contributing in various ways to the city’s environmental…

Forging links between urban agriculture and the climate agenda

The 4th Annual NYC AgTech Week, September 21 to 26 coincided with another key event happening in NYC. The United Nations Climate Action Summit, spearheaded by UN Secretary-General António Guterres, mobilized global leaders to develop concrete, realistic plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 45…

Paris-based start-up combines gastronomy and sustainable agriculture

In partnership with Autogrow, Agritecture released a global controlled environment agriculture (CEA) census to help share knowledge and push the industry forward. Through this census they met Julie Bounan, the Business Unit Manager in charge of La Plucherie, the start-up incubated in InVivo Food & Tech.…

Ascension Island's hydroponics lab is revitalizing life on the volcanic island

Just like the case would be on Mars, the food choices on Ascension are very limited and depend completely on what supplies are flown to the island. “If you’ve ever been to Ascension Island, or even looked at photos online, the island doesn’t differ much from Mars,” said Cathy Little, agricultural…

LED platform for vertical farming provides 1820 PPF output and FarmVision AI

Illumitex announces NeoPAR XO, a major upgrade to their grow proven NeoPAR LED lighting system designed for vertical agricultural systems. The new NeoPAR XO brings the benefits of Illumitex’s horticulturist-curated artificial-intelligent machine-learning FarmVisionAI to the difficult task of vertical…

Germination and propagation at De Kruidenaer

The benefits of multi-layer cultivation... in a greenhouse

The germination and propagation of herb plants is done in a vertical set-up on the concrete path (just before the ponds) at Christ Monden's nursery in Etten-Leur. What once started as a cautious test has now become standard practice there. Christ Monden and Bas Dirven A number of years ago Christ asked…

another £1.6 million raised

Intelligent Growth Solutions attracts further US AgriTech investment to Scotland

Intelligent Growth Solutions announced a further raise of £1.6 million in the second and final close of its Series A funding. The £1.5 million received from globally established agri-investor Ospraie Ag Science (OAS), coupled with an additional £100k from Agfunder, brings IGS’s total Series A fundraise…

iFarm project: SaaS platform 1 module release

The production monitoring module of the iFarm SaaS platform was released on September 13. Product director, Mr. Oleg Kostenko shows how the module works. In this version of the module, one can monitor the data on microclimate as well as light switching on and off. The system warns about critical…

US (VA): Aquaponics program to help children and youth in need

INMED Partnerships for Children announced that Loudoun County, VA, will be one of the first US locations for its international, award-winning INMED Aquaponics program. INMED has partnered with the Paxton Trust to construct an educational aquaponics system with a greenhouse and learning center on the…

US: Urban ag in the 2019 DC Food Economy Study

The DC Food Policy Council just published the 2019 DC Food Economy Study. The report is filled with interesting information about food production and the future. Urban agriculture was featured in the report as well. The report stated that urban farms in DC should have more access to resources and…

A look inside the vertical farm growing for Singapore Airlines

What’s the deal with airplane food? If Singapore Airlines has anything to say about it, that classic stand-up joke will soon be a thing of the past. The airline made headlines in 2017 when it announced a new “farm-to-plane” dining service coming to its long-haul flights, and again this spring when it…

Pakistan: A futuristic vertical farm now blooms in Karachi’s old yarn factory

In 2006, Sohail Ahmed’s once-booming polyester filament yarn plant closed down due to a worldwide recession, alongside lawlessness and a power crisis at home, in Pakistan’s seaside metropolis of Karachi. Twelve years later, Ahmed has converted the top floor of the old yarn factory into a futuristic farm,…

Pleas of mercy fail to save Global Aquaponics executive from prison

The former chief operating officer for Global Aquaponics on Friday apologized to the victims who lost money in the Brookings project, and he vowed to repay nearly $500,000 if allowed to remain free. “I understand my actions caused this project to fail and for them to lose their money,” Tim Burns said at…

Could duckweed be the next big vertical farm crop?

Duckweeds are a family of aquatic plants that can be found floating on still or slow-moving bodies of water worldwide. Also known as bayroot or watermeal, duckweed is a popular food in Southwest Asia. Duckweed is a major source of protein, which accounts for 40 percent of its dry weight. It’s also the…

Bruce Carman, CEF:

"Urban farming is getting more and more recognition"

"CEF’s mission is to engineer, construct and operate agricultural facilities that contain the optimum growing environment for the cultivation of locally grown fresh fruit, vegetables, herbs, shrimp and fish year-round", says Bruce Carman, owner of CEF. They intend to address the demand for locally grown,…

"Vertical farming is already becoming part of the landscape"

Vertical farms can boost community engagement while making good use of vacant urban spaces, the founder of a vertical farming start up says. InvertiGro founder and CEO Ben Lee will showcase vertical farming, which makes use of urban space to grow food, at the City of Sydney’s Emergent 2050 expo next…

October 15, Wageningen

Urban Greenhouse Challenge kick-off event

After several info-meetings on the Urban Greenhouse Challenge and some preliminary preparations made by students, the official kick-off of the second edition of the Urban Greenhouse Challenge is approaching. This kick-off will take place on the 15th of October from 12:00 – 14:00 in Orion (Noordzaal) and…

Agritecture and AgTech Insight announce strategic alliance

AgTech Insight, Salinas, CA and Agritecture, Brooklyn, NY announced the formation of a strategic alliance between the two firms. In its simplest form, AgTech Insight will advise and provide services to Agritecture clients in the large scale outdoor agriculture industry while Agritecture will advise and…

Germany: A vertical farming system for at home

A video explores Plantcube, an intelligent vertical farming system for the home, created by Agrilution. The German company was founded by Max Loessl and mechatronics engineer Philipp Wagner to bring the freshest vegetables, salads and herbs to the home, grown without pesticides and as close to the place…

webinar, September 26

Humidity control in greenhouses and other indoor plant environments

The GLASE Webinar Series features the latest technological innovations and best practices in the controlled environment agriculture (CEA) industry providing the participants…

Binhai Central Agricultural Park Complex, Dongguan

Chinese turn agripark vision into reality

This year, the Urban Greenhouse Challenge is taking place in China, in Dongguan, to be precise. In our introductory article on the challenge, we already briefly touched upon the location where students will be designing an urban greenhouse. Let's take a closer look at it. In February 2019, the contracts…

The 'shiny object' problem plaguing indoor ag

Joe Swartz, Vice President of Contain vendor American Hydroponics (AmHydro), is a fourth-generation farmer from Western Massachusetts. When it came time for him to take over, he went looking for a way to do things differently. His family had faced numerous challenges with conventional outdoor…

US (TN): Urban agriculture at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

The importance of food and diet in healing and medical treatments is becoming much more widely recognized, so it is only natural for hospitals to realize the value of providing local, organic food to their patients. Having a farm onsite adds to the wellness culture, not only by providing nutritious food…

Bejo Zaden and Signify team up to accelerate breeding of more seed varieties

Signify has partnered with Bejo Zaden to accelerate breeding of more seed varieties through a new vertical farm approach to cultivation. In the facility, a large climate-controlled room is equipped with Philips GrowWise Control System to automate control of Philips GreenPower LED dynamic modules. The…

UK retailer starts growing herbs within the supermarket

M&S Food is partnering with infarm - an urban farming platform - to deliver a range of fresh produce grown and harvested in a selection of M&S’ London stores. From the 12th of September customers will find a range of fresh herbs - including Italian, Greek and Bordeaux Basils, Mint, Curly Parsley and…

September 18

Webinar: Vertical farming across the pond

The GLASE consortium is hosting a webinar on September 18, featuring Jonny Reader, research associate at the University of Nottingham and design engineer at V-Farm. He will talk about the current fruit and vegetable market in the UK and insecurities surrounding Brexit. During his presentation, Jonny will…

Yamaha investment boss interested in vertical farming companies

Yamaha’s agricultural technology investments leader says he is observing the vertical farming market with a view to backing startups in the sector. “Vertical farming is one of those technologies which has the ability to transform the way food is grown and consumed. “It’s very capital-intensive, but it’s…

UK: Using vertical farming to brew beer

Keen to show how innovative businesses are in Redditch, MP Rachel Maclean visited a brewery which uses vertical farming to brew its beer. The MP was taken on a tour of Lab Culture’s brewery to see for herself its innovative vertical farming project, Vertivore. The brewing process takes advantage of the…

Brunei: Home-based aquaponics farm nominated for Shell innovation award

Because set up costs are substantial and specialised knowledge in growing both fish and plants is a must, aquaponics has yet to take off in a meaningful way in Brunei. So Syazwan Hj Suni and his father were in for an even bigger surprise when they received notice last week that they were one of 21…

CAN (ON): 45,000 sq. ft. vertical farm opens in Guelph

A fully automated 45,000 sq. ft. vertical farm is now operational in Guelph, ON., promising Ontarians a safe and steady supply of local, pesticide-free greens year-round. "Canadians are demanding better, safer, healthier food and are getting behind their local farmers," says Juanita Moore, Executive…

Microgreen garden grows with vertical farming trend

Amorette Farms is an indoor, vertical farm that grows non-GMO microgreens – the shoots of salad greens like arugula – using controlled environment agriculture. Since launching this spring, the company is already serving about a dozen commercial clients, said its founder, Devyn Rothbrust. “It’s…

Indian mom wins award with backyard aquaponics farm

Rekha Reshmik from Kozhikode, Kerala has pioneered a unique method of farming which yields double the profits as well as the harvest.  In her backyard, spanning no more than a few hundred square feet, she has implemented aquaponics. In just five years, Rekha’s venture, Annapoorna Aquaponics, has grown by leaps…

Next year's event is scheduled for May 18-20 at the Wynn Las Vegas

US (NV): Indoor Ag-Con announces dates, locations for 2020 event

Indoor Ag-Con, an event covering the technology of growing crops in indoor systems using hydroponic, aeroponic and aquaponic techniques, heads to Wynn Las Vegas from May 18-20, 2020 for its 8th annual edition in Las Vegas, NV. From an expanded exhibition floor, new educational tracks and networking…

Urban farming takes off in Germany

Recent experiments in sustainability mean you can now purchase shrimp from Bavaria and pike perch from Berlin. "Urban gardening" promises healthy and fresh products without long transportation routes. When Christian Echternacht gets invited to dinner, he likes to bring tilapia and basil rather than wine…

CEA Advisors & Farminova Plant Factory

Newly developed partnership helps global vertical farming industry

CEA Advisors, a global vertical farming consultant, manufacturer and developer and Farminova Plant Factory, a one-stop vertical farm technology provider have formed a strategic partnership to jointly develop future vertical farm projects for supermarkets and other commercial and industrial end users…

Is indoor vertical farming better for the environment and consumers?

Food security, food quality, and resources scarcity are the main challenges the global agri-food system is facing. Indoor vertical farming promises to partially address these challenges by producing locally and efficiently fresh, chemical-free, and nutritious food. New farming systems increase yields,…

"Vertical Farming, the future for food production"

Vertical Farms would appear to be a Valhalla for plant cultivation. Growing crops under the perfect climate (always the same) conditions, throughout the year. Continuous production with constant quality. And then preferably in multiple layers on top of each other. Or perhaps are Vertical Farms, not the…

US (UT): Commercial, indoor strawberry farm coming to Murray

A private, commercial, vertical, indoor strawberry farm was approved by the Murray City Council during their June 18 meeting. In a first for an urban Utah city, the City…

Sustainable farming on the rise in UAE

Vertical farming is boosting the UAE's crop-producing capacity, helping the country build a sustainable future. According to statistics, the UAE imports 80 per cent of its food, which is a major challenge for the country's food security. To address the situation, steps are being taken to restructure the…

Plants ready to go in at new Russian indoor farm

Plants can go in any day now at the newly installed vertical farm by the Russian company iFarm. The project, which is located in the city of Novosibirsk, is eight layers high and is the first project of this size conducted by the iFarm team. “Our technologies for vertical farming have passed another…

RODI Kenya uses vertical farming to power social change

Resource Oriented Development Initiatives (RODI) Kenya is one of the newest organisations to join AVF and their first company member from Africa. They met RODI’s CEO and Executive Director Eliud Ngunjiri in Nairobi this past June at the 1st International Conference on Agroecology: Transforming…

Looking for urban farming 'silver bullet' in China

After a successful first edition, the Urban Greenhouse Challenge is back. This time, student teams are developing an urban greenhouse in Dongguan, China. Fortunately, they're not left alone - partner companies, including main partners Rabobank and Country Garden Agriculture, are ready to help, and five…

Mitchell Prins, Cresco:

"Shorter growing period and higher production with multi-layer cultivation"

On a road in a horticultural area in Honselersdijk, we find the family-run company Cresco. The Prins family has been growing cresses for wholesale and retail for four generations. Cresses are freshly germinated plants, such as garden cress and watercress. We are talking to two generations from the Prins…

Inno-3B nominates new administrator to board of directors

Inno-3B announced the appointment of Larry Karass as an external director. Multilingual business strategist, Larry Karass has over thirty years of experience in national and…

Research LED lighting for soft fruit

Grow light is still rarely used in soft fruit like strawberries and blackberries. It's often difficult to achieve a good business case with HPS, because the season is short and the grower has to make profit with few kilos. The cost of usage (electricity) doesn't always outweigh the benefits.  With LED, it…

Offering efficiency and scalability in vertical farming

How is vertical farming going to change food production? No one can predict the future, but vertical farming has been identified as an important development in the growing demand for healthy food. Product Engineer Pim de Jong is going to provide us with detailed information about the advantages and…

September 21-26, New York City

US (NY): Farm tours, panels, workshops and networking events during AgTech Week

The NYC Ag Collective - a consortium of 15+ commercial urban farms, tech companies, and non-profits - announces the 4th annual NYC AgTech Week, the only AgTech conference on the East Coast run by the leaders of the industry themselves. This six-day conference features exclusive farm tours, panels,…

US (NY): Why farming is moving indoors

A car park opposite the infamous New York City housing estate where rapper Jay-Z grew up seems an unlikely place for an agricultural revolution. Ten shipping containers dominate a corner of the Brooklyn parking area, each full of climate control tech, growing herbs that are distributed to local stores on…

US (VA): CIT GAP funds invests in on-demand modular farming

The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) announced that its CIT GAP Funds has made an undisclosed investment in Babylon Micro-Farms, a provider of on-demand indoor farming services.  Founded in 1985, CIT focuses on the seed funding and early commercialization of innovation, and provides support to tech entrepreneurs…

US (MI): Conveyor systems to improve vertical farming efficiency

As sustainable agricultural operations such as vertical and indoor farms become more prevalent, conveyor technology systems can be part of the solution, according to Ultimation Industries. Vertical farms can potentially achieve higher yields for the surface area dedicated to production by controlling the…

US (FL): Off-grid aquaponics at Everglades University

AquaGrove has developed an innovative aquaponics system that allows users to grow their favorite fruits and vegetables (and fish) in one very small footprint, and in nearly any climate or season. With AquaGrove's latest project launched at Everglades University in Sarasota, Florida in April 2019,…

Crop One and Sananbio to jointly develop vertical farms

Crop One and Sino-Science North America Photobiotech (SNAP) have formed a strategic partnership to jointly develop future vertical farm projects. SNAP is the owner of Sananbio. For future projects developed jointly, Crop One will lead project development and plant operations, contributing its plant…

How to feed 10 billion people?

The American news platform Bloomberg launched a new video ‘How to feed 10 billion people’ in the series called ‘Problem Solved’. These videos focus on how scientists are trying to solve some of the biggest challenges the world faces. How to feed 10 billion people by 2050? That is one of the questions to which NPEC research can contribute.…

Uganda holds first ever aquaponics awards

Farmers in several parts of Uganda have been recognised for their outstanding performance in the country’s first-ever aquaponics farming awards ceremony. The awards were presented at an event organised by the Water Governance Institute in Kampala which aimed to bring aquaponics operators from different…

Will vertical farms tackle the world's growing food crisis?

“If you can have a system that’s independent of the climate, the weather and availability of land you’ve got a very disruptive new food supply system and that’s what indoor vertical farming can potentially do,” says Professor Colin Campbell of the James Hutton Institute, a Scottish research centre that…

Five takeaways

Could vertical farming meet the food needs of tomorrow's cities?

The majority of today’s global population lives in cities and by 2050, our population will have reached 9 billion people with 70% - 80% living in cities and urban areas. Apart from large scale food security concerns, the world is also facing the loss of arable land and decreased access to fresh water…

US (ME): Aquaponics could be key in extending the growing season

At Springworks Farm in Lisbon, there are no mooing cows or bleating sheep. Visitors can hear only the bubbling sound of water moving between fish tanks and beds of lettuce. Trevor Kenkel started this aquaponics operation in 2014 during his first year at Bowdoin College. “It’s a system in which the fish…

US (FL): Girl Scout Gold Award aquaponics project provides chefs with herbs

Helen Works' Girl Scout Gold Award aquaponics project has taken root at The Arc of the Bay. "It's better than what I could've ever imagined," said Helen, 17, during an Aug. 9 celebration in Lynn Haven. Her aquaponics garden features five herbs — basil, parsley, oregano, rosemary and cilantro — that will…

Backyard Fresh Farms:

"100,000 square foot facilities near every major US city"

"We're doing for farming what Henry Ford did for the automobile," said entrepreneur Jake Counne. Counne has found a way to grow produce locally, even when it's below 50 outside. He said the answer is using cameras, software and a conveyor belt in what's called a vertical farm. "I came across vertical…

Urban farming goes through the roof

Urban farming is increasingly going vertical, and not just indoors. Rooftop farms have been popping up for quite some time now, and they're getting bigger and bigger. For instance, a building in NYC will get the city's biggest rooftop farm: a 140,000-square-foot facility in Sunset Park. In addition to…

Van Namen Specialties is taking shape

First herbs from mushroom cell are on the shelves

Here's a riddle. It comes from a white mushroom nursery and can be found in the local supermarket of Kerkdriel since last week. What could this be? Hint: they are not white mushrooms. Another hint: it grows under pink growing lights, in a cultivation setting with multiple layers. Can you guess it? Maybe you…

Sahara Forest Project expands to 20 hectare

Jordan: Expansion for salt water desert greenhouse thanks to cruise ship deal

Costa Group, through its Costa Crociere Foundation, joins forces with the Sahara Forest Project Foundation to enlarge the scope of the innovative initiative to revegetate the desert in Jordan with sustainable technologies. The agreement was signed by Lars Myren, Chairman of the Sahara Forest Project…

Manila company plans to bring the AirBnB model to urban farming

Urban Greens is the brainchild of Luxembourg-born entrepreneur Ralph Becker. The man behind the plan went to university in the UK, Paris and Singapore, before taking on a corporate job with Sony Electronics. During his 10-year tenure working in business and product development, he crossed the world,…

“People tend to forget that there is a ‘farming’ in ‘vertical farming’”

After two years of operation, the Princeton Vertical Farming Project (PVFP), which introduced students to sustainable farming practices and provided fertile ground for research, has come to an end. The PVFP was launched in April of 2017 by Paul Gauthier, who served as an associate research scholar in…

US (MO): Urban farmer trying to help boys grow into responsible men

An urban farmer in Kansas City is using his skills and life experience to cultivate the minds of young men. Dre Taylor is the founder of Males to Men, a rite of passage program that works to raise “strong, conscious and productive young men.” “A man has accountability and responsibility with himself and…

Can vertical farming solve Asia’s food crisis?

Vice Asia released a new video on the vertical farming industry in Singapore. The video takes an in-depth look at Sustenir agriculture, a vertical farm located in Singapore. Only 1% of the land in Singapore is available for farming and as such growers need to look towards different solutions, like…

Georg-August University Göttingen observes:

Fifty percent of consumers would buy 'vertical agriculture' products

Rising populations and worsening weather conditions due to climate change make it difficult to produce enough healthy and fresh food. A contribution to solving this problem could be provided by so-called vertical agriculture. Here, the vegetables and fruits are grown on floors one above the other. This system…

US (IL): Chicago grower looks towards indoor vertical farming

Leafy greens typically don’t get kids excited. So Jake Counne knew he’d grown something special in his indoor vertical farm when his children, aged 5 and 7, were snacking on fresh spinach “like it was a bag of chips.” Other, more refined palates also have been impressed by Counne’s spicy wasabi arugula,…

Family of entrepreneurs looks to pioneer vertical farming in Utah

A Utah family of Korean immigrants is hoping to tap into the vertical farming market. Since moving to Utah in 1987 to pursue a master's in bioengineering at the University of Utah, Chihan Kim and his family have headed up a string of local business ventures, from a gas station to glove manufacturing and…

World’s largest vertical farm to service Expo 2020 Dubai

Currently under construction, the 130,000 square foot vertical farm will produce 2,700 kilos of herbicide- and pesticide-free leafy greens every day, using 99% less water than outdoor fields. Gillian Hamburger, senior vice president – programming at Expo 2020 Dubai, said: “With 50 million meals expected to…

Diversifying your farm through hydroponics

The future of agriculture is currently clouded. Drastic swings in weather, rising labour costs, increasing interest rates, trade disputes, to name a few, dim a bright future. It’s useful to think about what can complement your existing operation in a way that doesn’t take up too much time or resources as…


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