Martin Veenstra, Certhon Build, will speak at Vertical Farming Conference 2017

Martin Veenstra, Certhon Build B.V., will speak at Vertical Farming Conference 2017, which takes place on June 28, 2017, at Villa Flora, Venlo, The Netherlands.

About Martin Veenstra
Martin is responsible for the sales engineering of Certhon’s growth chamber projects. With a background in Optical engineering and climate control systems, Martin is specialized in (LED) lighting systems and growth chamber design. Certhon has an extensive experience in turn-key realization of growth chambers for the commercial production of vegetables and flowers as well as specialized chambers for plant research.

About Certhon Build B.V.
Certhon is a Dutch company active as worldwide turn-key developer and installer of technical installations for horticultural solutions for greenhouses, growth chambers and indoor farms. Our innovative focus enables us to fully integrate all systems for year-round, efficient and optimal production of food, flowers and many more, anywhere in the world. This is Certhon 365 PlantyFood.
There is great know-how and expertise available at Certhon. This goes all the way back to 1896, so our family company experienced all developments in international horticulture over more than a century.
In the past years, we developed the technology for year-round indoor growing of leafy greens, plants, flowers, fruits and vegetables under LED lights. 365 PlantyFood is developed for maximal performance combined with optimal efficiency and minimal resources for global food & health security, always and everywhere.

About  Vertical Farming Conference 
The Vertical Farming Conference is part of the first global Innovative Food-Agri Event – a two-day event (Jun 28-29, 2017) that includes 4 dedicated conferences and an exhibition:

Scope: 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, 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.

What new business models will be successful, and will new players disrupt the traditional farming landscape? How can we feed more people on limited agricultural land, with limited resources? How can we best use space, light and logistics for an increasingly urban population? What can zero waste and low energy technologies contribute to food production in an urban environment? How to identify and develop innovative methods for sustainable food production? The conference will answer this kind of questions

Focus topics:

  • Available technologies (LED lighting, sensors, tiered growing systems, Big Data, Machine Learning/ Artificial Intelligence, etc)
  • How to deal with change (from traditional farmer to vertical farmer)
  • Cooperation / Sharing Information
  • Recipes
  • Public Skepticism / Consumer Response
  • Robotics and many more…

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