Welcome to the fascinating world of vertical farming—an innovative methodology for cultivating agricultural products in a vertical manner. With vertical farming, crops can be grown in a small footprint, making it an efficient and sustainable solution for urban environments.
Vertical farms can be constructed in both new and existing buildings, offering numerous advantages for environmental sustainability and human health. By minimizing the need for water and nutrients, vertical farms conserves valuable resources. Additionally, the elimination of pesticides and fungicides creates a healthier and more natural growing environment.
Topics of the conference
Join us as we explore the available technologies that power vertical farms, including LED lighting, sensors, and AI systems. Discover the challenges and solutions related to plant conditions, such as CO2 levels, nutrient management, irrigation techniques, climate control, and optimal lighting conditions. We’ll also delve into energy use and sustainability issues, focusing on improving resource-use efficiency within vertical farming practices.
One exciting aspect we’ll explore is how vertical farms can contribute to the protein transition, offering alternative sources of sustainable protein production. We’ll also address crucial topics such as food safety and HACCP protocols, as well as the role of robotics in enhancing efficiency and productivity in vertical farming.
CEA / Vertical Farming / Greenhouses
To clarify any confusion surrounding the terminology, it’s important to note that Controlled-Environment Agriculture (CEA) is an umbrella term encompassing vertical farming and indoor agriculture. CEA utilizes technology-based approaches to create optimal growing conditions within enclosed structures such as greenhouses or plant factories. By shielding crops from outdoor elements, CEA aims to maintain consistent and favorable conditions throughout the crop’s development.
Join us on this exploration and discover the immense potential it holds for sustainable urban food production.
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The conference is an initiative of Jakajima.