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12 Mar 2021


Kalera is an Orlando based vertical farming company developing advanced growing technology for efficient production of leafy greens in indoor farms. The company has aggressive scale up plans, aiming to open several large vertical farms across the US. IDTechEx Senior Technology Analyst Dr Michael Dent spoke with Daniel Malechuk, CEO of Kalera, about the current state of the company and its plans for the future.
8 Dec 2020

Smart Cities Emerging Materials Markets 2021-2041

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop, Dr Alex Holland, Dr Michael Dent and Dr Richard Collins
6 Oct 2020

Vertical Farming: How Big is Too Big?

Vertical farming is growing quickly. The recent IDTechEx report, "Vertical Farming 2020-2030" explores the technologies and market factors that are shaping this rapidly expanding industry.
3 Sep 2020

Innovative Companies Changing the Face of Vertical Farming

Vertical farming, the practice of growing crops indoors under tightly controlled conditions, is continuing to expand rapidly.
10 Jun 2020

Freight Farms

Freight Farms is an American company that produces container farms, high-tech, modular indoor farming systems that allow crops to be grown extremely efficiently in almost any location. In December 2019, IDTechEx Analyst Dr Michael Dent originally profiled Freight Farms. Now, in June 2020, he spoke with Freight Farms COO Jon Friedman to learn more about the company and its recent activities.
3 Jun 2020

How to Succeed in Vertical Farming

Vertical farming is an emerging technique within agriculture that involves growing crops indoors under controlled environmental conditions. By carefully tailoring the environment to the exact requirements of the crop, such through using LED lighting to produce the exact light spectrum needed for optimal photosynthesis, it is possible to obtain yields hundreds of times higher than traditional agriculture.
3 Apr 2020

Could Vertical Farming be the Solution to Supermarket Supply Problems

Empty supermarket shelves have become a common sight in recent weeks. Coronavirus Has Highlighted the Problems in Supermarket Supply: Could Vertical Farming Be The Solution?
20 Mar 2020

Can Vertical Farming Revolutionise Global Agriculture?

Vertical farming is the practice of growing plants indoors under fully controlled environmental conditions in many stacked layers, using artificial lighting instead of relying on the sun. By tuning the growing environment to the exact needs of the plant and using soil-free growing techniques, vertical farming can achieve yields hundreds of times higher than conventional agriculture, 365 days a year and without requiring pesticides.
9 Mar 2020

Vertical Farming: 2020-2030

IDTechEx Report: Dr Michael Dent
29 Dec 2019


Plenty is an American start-up company aiming to tackle the world's growing food issues by growing crops indoors in vertical facilities. Since its founding in 2014, the company has found high profile backers, including Jeff Bezos. But can the company's dream of feeding the world through its high-tech facilities ever become a reality? IDTechEx Analyst Dr Michael Dent explores.
20 Dec 2019


AeroFarms is an American start-up company aiming to tackle the world's growing food issues by growing crops indoors in high-tech facilities. But can advanced technology overcome the huge costs of growing crops indoors? IDTechEx Analyst Dr Michael Dent investigates...
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16 Dec 2019

80 Acres

80 Acres is an American company aiming to bring its wealth of experience in the agriculture and food supply industry to the nascent vertical farming industry. In December 2019, IDTechEx Analyst spoke with 80 Acres co-founders Mike Zelkind and Tisha Livingston, alongside VP of Marketing Rebecca Haders.
9 Dec 2019

Jones Food Company

Jones Food Company is a British start-up that operates Europe's largest vertical farm, a 5000 square metre facility that can produce 420 tonnes of crops a year. In December 2019, IDTechEx Analyst spoke with Jones Food Company's founder and managing director, James Lloyd-Jones, about the company's technology, the state of the vertical farming industry and Jones Food Company's recent partnership with online supermarket Ocado.
26 Nov 2019

An introduction to vertical farming

Vertical farming, the concept of growing crops indoors in a controlled environment on stacked trays, has received much interest recently alongside growing investment. Investments have reached over $1.5 billion dollars, with AeroFarms and Plenty both raising over $200 million within the last three years.