AVF News

UAE wins AVF vanguard award

The Association for Vertical Farming (AVF) announces the Inaugural 2021 AVF Vanguard Award for Government Leadership in Harnessing Innovation for Sustainable Food Production. The prestigious annual award recognizes the extraordinary leadership of a State and/or Local Government in spearheading the development and commercialization of vertical/indoor farming and/or related innovations, including

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Lab-Grown Fruits

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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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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Research and Indoor Farming University Network

When the pioneering vertical farms were established around the world, comparatively basic first-generation technology used created relatively inefficient systems compared with today. Although these operations only enabled the most basic functions to occur, they demonstrated how feasible it was to grow plants in vertical structures and thus, for the first

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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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