Growing a large crop yield in a small footprint

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
  • Energy Use / Sustainability issues/ Improved resource-use efficiency
  • How Vertical Farming can play a role in Protein Transition
  • Food safety / HACCP
  • Robotics
  • From traditional farmer to vertical farmer

Very often the term Urban Farmingis being used. In order to overcome the confusion more and more the abbreviation Controlled-environment agriculture (CEA) is used. CEA includes indoor agriculture (IA) and vertical farming and is a technology-based approach toward food production. The aim of CEA is to provide protection from the outdoor elements and maintain optimal growing conditions throughout the development of the crop. Production takes place within an enclosed growing structure such as a greenhouse or plant factory.


Who should attend?
(Vertical) Farmers, Growers | Operators | Investors | Suppliers | Customers | 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.


Agrifood Innovation Event
This conference is part of the Agrifood Innovation Event consisting of three conferences (Vertical Farming, Protein Transition and 3D Food Printing) and an exhibit organized by Jakajima. All three conferences will take place at the same date and location. Find out more about each conference by clicking on the logo or on the read more link.

3D Foodprinting Conference
The 3D printing technology will be fundamental to the way people interact with food in the future. Supermarkets are already testing to 3D print customized cakes, caterers / restaurants are offering printed desserts. Which industries will be influenced by the technology? Which food components can be printed in the near future? Read more
Protein Transition Conference
It is very clear that a considerable portion of our protein is consumed through products from animal origin. This is one of the key factors causing current routes for food production to be insufficiently efficient to feed the growing, and more affluent world population. We need to make a transition to high quality protein-rich alternative food sources, while simultaneously considering human health and environmental sustainability. Read more
Vertical farming Conference
Vertical farming is an innovative methodology for vertical cultivation of agricultural products, 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. Read more

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