20 Nov 2020
Food and AgTech in 2020: An IDTechEx Perspective
2020 has been a challenging year for the food and agriculture industries, however, the crisis caused by the COVID-19 outbreak has led to several opportunities in the global food and agriculture industry, particularly for alternative and novel food systems.
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.
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?
2 Jan 2020
Infarm is a Berlin-based start-up that creates urban farms to grow vegetables inside supermarkets, schools and offices. Using its hydroponics-based growing technology, Infarm brings fresh, local produce to people living in some of the world's biggest cities. Having raised over $130 million in funding and deployed over 500 farming units, Infarm is one of the world's largest urban farming platforms.
2 Jan 2020
Infinite Acres is a joint venture between American vertical farming company 80 Acres, Dutch horticultural automation company Priva and British online retailer Ocado. Building on the expertise of all three companies, Infinite Acres will work to develop turnkey systems for vertical farming. In December 2019, IDTechEx Analyst spoke with Infinite Acres CEO Tish Livingston.