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.
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.
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.
27 Apr 2020
How Vertical Farming Disrupts the Food Supply Chain
By the time fresh produce reaches stores, it has often lost quality and freshness. It also risks contamination from passing through several middlemen along the way. Vertical farming could help overcome these problems in the tradition supply chain.
11 Dec 2019
Freight Farms is an agricultural technology company that manufactures "container farms", hydroponic farming systems retrofitted into upcycled freight containers. In December 2019, IDTechEx Analyst Dr Michael Dent spoke with David Turina, Account Executive at Freight Farms.
10 Dec 2019
Bowery is a company based in New York City that grows leafy green produce in highly automated indoor vertical farms. With $167.5 million in funding, it is one of the most well-funded vertical farming companies.