China opens world’s tallest unmanned veggie farm
Added on 05 December 2023
Chinese scientists have put the world's tallest unmanned vertical farm into operation in the southwestern province of Sichuan, in response to President Xi Jinping's call to reinforce the nation's food security through technological innovation.
The 20-storey urban farm, built under the oversight of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences in a downtown part of the provincial capital Chengdu, represents world-leading automation in farming, according to state broadcaster CCTV.
It also marks the latest effort to leverage technological innovation to ensure there is enough food to feed the country's 1.4 billion people, as the nation's self-sufficiency drive has become increasingly prioritised against the backdrop of geopolitical tensions that could affect imports and supply chains.
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