The continually-growing world populations, the global trend to urbanization, climate change and pressure on natural resources are key drivers for policies on global food security. Vertical farming is an innovative methodology for vertical cultivation of agricultural products, which can also realize true zero-mile city food supply.
Vertical farms can be built in new or existing buildings and provide significant benefits in environmental sustainability and human health, minimizing the need for water and nutrients, and eliminating pesticides and fungicides, which are no longer needed. Vertical farming and urban agriculture, if designed and implemented appropriately, could offer sustainable and innovative solutions for improving food security.
What new business models will be successful, and will new players disrupt the traditional farming landscape? How can we feed more people on limited agricultural land, with limited resources? How can we best use space, light and logistics for an increasingly urban population? How to identify and develop innovative methods for sustainable food production? The conference will answer this kind of questions.
Focus topics: Available technologies (LED lighting, sensors, tiered growing systems, Big Data, Machine Learning); How to deal with change (from traditional farmer to vertical farmer); Cooperation / Sharing Information; Recipes; Public Skepticism / Consumer Response; Robotics; Funding; Plant and crop science for improved resource-use efficiency (water, nutrients, waste)
The Vertical Farming Conference is part of the first global Innovative Food-Agri Event – a two-day event (Jun 28-29, 2017) that includes 4 dedicated conferences and an exhibition:
- 3D FoodPrinting Conference (Jun 28, 2017)
- Vertical Farming Conference (Jun 28, 2017)
- Healthy Nutrition Conference, (Jun 29 2017)
- Smart Farming Conference (Jun 29, 2017)
- Smart Food Farming Expo (Jun 28-29, 2017)
For more information on the Vertical Farming Conference program and registration we invite you to visit https://www.verticalfarmingconference.com/
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