Unveiling the best VFs in Australia and New Zealand

Unveiling the best VFs in Australia and New Zealand

In the ever-evolving landscape of Oceania, characterized by rapid urbanization, a new wave of innovation is poised to revolutionize the way we cultivate and access fresh produce. Some of the most populous cities in the region, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Auckland, and Adelaide, are experiencing unprecedented growth, attracting millions of individuals seeking new opportunities and vibrant city living. With this urban surge, the importance of locally sourced produce becomes paramount, prompting a shift towards innovative and efficient solutions such as vertical farming.

Urbanization brings with it a host of challenges, one of which is ensuring a sustainable food supply for growing populations. With limited available land and the increasing distance between rural farms and urban centers, traditional agricultural methods face constraints. However, vertical farming emerges as a transformative solution, providing a possible solution for these bustling communities.

So, what are the foremost farms currently growing in this region?

Stacked Farm

Stacked Farm is the biggest player in Australia’s vertical farming industry and cultivates strawberries, tomatoes, baby lettuce and coriander in a facility of 4.000 sqm at Arundel on the Gold Coast. The facility, which is fully automated, the first of its kind in Australia, can produce between 400 and 440 tonnes of produce a year, depending on the crop.

Founded in 2017, Stacked Farm bills itself as being able to produce fresh fruit and vegetables year-round, using less water than traditional farming and without the need for pesticides.

In months, its leafy vegetables will hit the shelves of major supermarkets around the country.

Continue reading.

Photo: Urban Greens is a vertical farming facility located in Sydney, Australia. Credit: The Farmer Magazine.



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