Vertical farming is the practice of cultivating plants in vertically stacked layers, vertically inclined surfaces and/or integrated in other structures (such as into a skyscraper, shipping container and more).
WHAT IS VERTICAL FARMING?
Vertical Farming (Vertical Agriculture) enables year-round and sustainable cultivation of food in the smallest of areas through the verticalization of cultivation methods and the use of natural energy resources.
Planned vertical farm in the tobacco factory Linz (© 2017 vertical farm institute)
WHY VERTICAL FARMING?
Scarce resources, decreasing availability of cultivable land, and the growing need for sustainable food production is calling for alternative solutions.
- Increased crop production – higher room efficiency
- An Increase of the cultivated area with constant base area!
- Cultivation in the urban area
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