Vertical farming as a sustainable trend

Vertical farming as a sustainable trend

Climate change and population growth projections have directed our gaze towards the future of agriculture and new ways of obtaining food. Vertical farms are not new, but have recently gained popularity as an efficient option in a controlled environment.

Meanwhile, many consumers are looking for more sustainable and eco-friendly lifestyles that drive these developments.

According to Momentum studies (McCann Group agency), agricultural technologies and vertical farms would trend this year. By the second half of the year, it can be seen how the global perspective on this topic has broadened. Today, many individuals are looking for agricultural alternatives, large companies are engaging in vertical farming within cities, while others are providing technological solutions with innovative devices that you can have in your home.

Why are so many people betting on vertical farming?

Vertical farming tries to maximize the use of space. Plants are produced in layers arranged vertically. This method is employed by individuals on a small scale (in their own home or community), while agricultural companies can use the techniques in controlled environments on a larger scale.

Interest in vertical farming has increased due to concerns about resource use, population growth along with food demand, and interest in consuming healthier products free of insecticides. These systems are a good tool to guarantee demand, using sustainable production.

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 13.8% of all food in the world is wasted. Meanwhile, 45% of agricultural products lose nutritional value due to the distances between fields and markets. In an attempt to minimize these numbers, many are analyzing and taking steps to make sure that agricultural operations have better distribution to ensure that they reach households.

What is it all about?

In vertical farming, environments are controlled for ideal temperature, light and humidity conditions. This ensures that no additional compounds are needed for growth, conservation or pest elimination.

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Source: Global Comment

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