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Eliminating Light Requirements in Modern Agriculture Currently, one of the greatest barriers faced by vertical farmers is the huge electricity demand, to which the artificial lighting requirements are a major contributing factor.  Innovators are working hard to solve this problem and exploring possible solutions that implement scientific and technical knowledge

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AVF’s Advisory Board

We are honored to introduce our Advisory Board members for the year 2021, they are experts in their own fields and represent different sections of the indoor farming industry and academia. The Advisory Board will support and advise AVF Board of Directors in all strategic developments, oversee the implementation of

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Introducing Organifarms

The Association for Vertical Farming is pleased to welcome its new member, Organifarms. Organifarms is tackling the challenge of achieving sustainable agricultural practices in the face of climate change and a growing population by creating automation technology for vertical farming systems. Their highly innovative robot stations can be easily integrated

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Farming to Save the Environment

Traditional farming systems and vertical farming technology share a dependency on agribusiness and the goal of working towards rapid technological advancements to maximize the efficiency and the yield of the growing process. To provide food sustainably, we must consider all factors of sustainability collectively. This includes environmental, social and economic

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Optimizing Controlled Environment Agriculture

AVF is delighted to introduce its new member from Canada: AgricUltra! Their AMPL Controlled Micro-Environment Agriculture design will provide operators with a higher degree of control over each row of the farm and with that comes more precision, diversity of crops, energy efficiency and many more benefits. AgricUltra Advancements™ core focus is maximizing

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Shorter Supply Chains Through Urban Indoor Farming

There are many reasons why a government or international organization may advocate the introduction of urban indoor farming. This week we look at some of the main motivations for bringing agriculture closer to the consumer. While urban indoor agriculture may have seemed a far-fetched dream in the past, developments in

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Indoor Farming Is the Future

By 2050, there will be 10 billion people on the planet, the majority of whom in cities. Gertjan and Lianne Meeuws behind Eindhoven firm, Seven Steps To Heaven, believe indoor farming is the future. “Our traditional food system is incapable of feeding everyone responsibly.” All of Eindhoven can identify Gertjan

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