6 Jun 2022
Automation Technology Could Help Vertical Farms Achieve Profitability
IDTechEx has recently released "Vertical Farming: 2022-2032", a market research report exploring the technology and market factors of the vertical farming industry, which has attracted much attention from investors over recent years. The vertical farming industry raised over $1 billion in funding in 2021, a record high that exceeded the combined funding generated in 2018 and 2019.
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.
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 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.
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...
16 Dec 2019
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.