Vertical Farming Plays A More And More Important Role In Agriculture

- Oct 20, 2020-

Imagine a scene like this: In a skyscraper in the city center, every room full of LED lights is planted with tomatoes, cucumbers, watermelons, etc. Does it sound like a science fiction movie? In fact, this is the vertical farm, which provides unlimited imagination for solving the problem of feeding 9.7 billion people in the future. David Rosenberg, a global leader in indoor vertical farming and sustainable agriculture, and co-founder and CEO of Aero Farms, once said: According to United Nations estimates, we need to increase food by 50% by 2050, and in the past 40 years We have lost 30% of arable land. Looking at all these macro issues, a new way is needed to feed our planet.


Followings are several famous vertical farms in the world:

Aero Farms

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Aero Farms implements year-round agricultural planting locally, subverting the traditional crop growing season. Moreover, the most striking thing is that the annual productivity of Aero Farms is 390 times higher than that of commercial farms, but its water consumption is 95% less than that of ordinary crops.


Techno Farm in Tokyo

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In Japan, where land and labor resources are relatively scarce, people are "building" the urban map of vertical farms. As an agricultural company rooted in "sustainability", Spread built two factories in Kyoto that look exactly like "containers". Among them, Techno Farm, located in Keihanna Technopolis, is known as one of the most automated vertical farms in the world.


Farm One in New York

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While most of the vertical farms in the world were still stacking “shelfs” to grow vegetables, the vertical farm in the basement of a Michelin restaurant in Manhattan became “the backyard of the cooks”. FarmOne claims to "provide ‘special ingredients’ for chefs across New York." In the 140-square-meter basement, more than 500 recycled coconut shells are planted with various spices such as basil flowers and lemon grass.


SKY GREEN in Singapore

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As a "garden city" with a green area covering up to 50%, Singapore only produces 7% of its crops. Under the background that most vegetables rely on imports, the process pressure brought by the growing population has caused many people to start thinking about new exports for local agricultural development, such as vertical farms. Sky greens is one of the best. Different from other "vertical farms", it pays more attention to low-carbon emission reduction and the nature of crop growth.
 
Kingpeng is also building its own vertical farms in China and all over the world,for example vertical leaf vegetable for lettuce. Kingpeng provided service for this greenhouse from design to turn-key greenhouse. The project includes reclaimed gardens, plant kingdoms, space agriculture sectors, configuration of environmental control systems, temperature lighting, artificial lighting for leaf vegetable.

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