In rich countries there is an increasing consumer interest towards plant-based protein compared to animal ones, due to health and environmental concerns as well as animal welfare. Nowadays, Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA), such as greenhouses and vertical farming, are already being used to produce highly nutritious crops with improved functional ingredients (e.g., minerals, vitamins), that are beneficial to human health.Continue reading “Protein plant factories: producing and steering soybean protein content in indoor farming”
by Stefan van de Voort, Signify
HighTech Horticulture can play a role in addressing the global challenges we are facing. The Internet of Things is an integral part of our lives.
Systems and devices are becoming more connected and the role of data is key.
Dynamic Horti LED lighting allows the grower to have maximum flexibility and full control during the growth cycle of his crops, optimizing quality and yield.Continue reading “The benefits of flexibility: indoor farming dynamic lighting systems”
Another JakajimaTV talk with Maarten VandeCruys, Founder / CTO of Urban Crop solutions.
Vertical / Indoor farming has been around for a while now and organisations of different sizes have implemented this technology as part of their supply chain.
- But which size of farm actually makes most financial sense?
- What level of automation should be chosen?
- Where do robotics come in?
by Alberto Lopez, Agritecture Consulting
Discussion of the main takeaways of the first Global CEA Census Report, the most in-depth global survey of indoor & controlled environment agriculture ever conducted, with 316 total respondents from 54 countries. In the report, Autogrow and Agritecture paint a clearer picture of the global CEA industry by identifying important trends and contextualizing them for a wider audience. Adding to this information, the Agritecture Designer tool will be presented; the first digital platform to accelerate urban farming entrepreneurs around the world. A tool engineered to provide valuable data to assess the feasibility of a future agricultural project specific for your location.Continue reading “Data-driven controlled environment agriculture: Planning & design”
by Maarten Vandecruys, Urban Crop Solutions
Indoor farming has been around for a while now and organisations of different sizes have implemented this technology as part of their supply chain. But which size of farm actually makes most financial sense? What level of automation should be chosen? Where do robotics come in?
Maarten was a speaker at the 2020 edition of the Vertical Farming Conference.Continue reading “The true ROI of indoor farming”