Research center will analyze the shift to indoor farming
Added on 02 November 2022
With Dr. Rudi Pauwels, who is world-renowned for his development of the world’s most widely used and successful AIDS inhibitors, and founder of several successful biotech companies, UCS will build a new research center near Málaga in southern Spain. This research center will work on the challenges brought about by global warming in southern European regions. In these regions, there is an opportunity and a need to rethink traditional farming practices, considering the increasing water shortages, and the advantages offered by modern agriculture. With consideration to calls that in the future, farms should focus more on the production of the most nutritious crops, UCS and Pauwels, have determined their joint mission as one that optimizes the nutrient content of crops, through their controlled environment agriculture techniques. The research center should be operational by early 2023. The studies will be led by Pauwels and Dr. Oscar Navarrete, Chief Plant Scientist at Urban Crop Solutions.
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