What is Vertical Farming?
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In a world where 870 million people go to bed hungry every night (UN, 2012), 1.4 billion people are overweight (WHO, 2008), arable land, fresh water and fertilizers are scarce it is clear that innovative solutions are needed.
Four global challenges we need to solve:
#1 Pesticide use
#2 Fresh water use
80 % of all freshwater
is used in agriculture
#3 Food transport
Significant food waste
Greenhouse gas emisions
#4 Rapid urbanization
Expected 10 billion people globally by 2050
80% urban population by 2050
Increasing demand for food in cities
Our present agricultural footprint is the size of South America
To feed the coming 3 billion people we would need an additional landmass the size of Brazil
10 Advantages of Vertical Farming:
compared to open field agriculture
Non-profit platform for:
businesses, institutions and individuals
to facilitate the global implementation of vertical farming systems to ensure food security, food safety, green jobs, environmental protection and climate change resilience.
We encourage transparency and collaboration by mapping and promoting businesses, institutes and projects focused on vertical and urban farming.
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We educate through workshops and events