Growing a large crop yield in a small footprint

subscribe to our newsletter The continually-growing world populations, the global trend to urbanisation, 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 in a small footprint, 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 in a small footprint.

Focus topics of the conference are:

  • Available technologies – LED lighting, sensors, AI
  • Plant condition issues like: CO2, Nutrients, Irrigation, Climate, Lighting
  • Food safety / HACCP
  • Robotics
  • Improved resource-use efficiency
  • Sustainable Buildings (design, green roof, energy)
  • Smart Cities / Architecture / Urban Design
  • From traditional farmer to vertical farmer

Who should attend?
(Vertical) Farmers, Growers | Agricultural industry | Urban planners | Architects | Technology suppliers (corporate, start-up) | System integrators | Governmental bodies (Local, Regional, National) | Project developers | Finance / Consulting | Food Logistics | anyone interested in vertical farming.

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Follow the conference offline or online
We have decided to offer this conference both OFFLINE (on location) or ONLINE. During the registration process you can select which one to attend.

Interested in Smart Farming as well. Find out about this conference, which will take place the day after the Vertical Farming Conference.

After mechanisation, the introduction of mineral fertiliser and the industrialisation of production processes, connectivity and data management are now set to unleash the next revolution in the history of farming: Smart Farming / Precision agriculture. It has now reached a point where it is not only possible to collect vast quantities of data but also to control different pieces of equipment or monitor individual animals, the Internet of Things. A growing number of farmers are starting to adopt digital technology and data-driven innovations.

This event is part of the Photonics Applications Week. A week where professionals from several applications areas meet industry professionals.

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