Indoor vertical farms contribute substantially to 8 of the 17 UN Sustainable Development goals

The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are 17 objectives that were established by the United Nations in 2015 to allow people to live on a more sustainable Planet by 2030. Indoor Vertical Farms (IVF) contribute substantially to 8 of these 17 goals.

Indoor Vertical Farms offer hyper-local farming jobs to the inner cities and communities across the globe. They provide decent work and economic growth in desert regions with no rainfall, or regions with limited sunshine.

IVF creates food security through sustainable agriculture. It produces nutrient-rich, fresh, healthy crops, making them accessible and affordable year-round for many people, also in harsh climates.

IVF recycles all water transpired by the crops during their photosynthesis process. The water is then sanitized, infused with the right nutrients, and given back to the crops. This reduces water use by 95% versus traditional open-air or greenhouse farming.

The traditional food supply chains are long, up to 4000 km. The crops have many touchpoints on the field, in cooled warehouses, in multi-day airconditioned transportation, and create up to 40% waste from field to fork. Hyper-local Indoor Vertical Farms reduce the distance, time and waste to almost zero.

IVF uses 90% less land than traditional agriculture and produces 20-30 times more food in the same space. IVF eliminates fertilizer run-off and land degradation, protecting all terrestrial ecosystems.

SDG Award

SDG Award from EU Tech Chamber (2021) for contribution to making cities and communities more sustainable.
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