Indoor Microfarms

Extreme weather events due to climate change are forcing farms indoors but also offering technological opportunities for growing food in non traditional spaces. Micro-farms can be accommodated in basements or community spaces, cutting down on land and resource use.

Where we are

Extreme weather events due to climate change are forcing farms indoors but also offering technological opportunities for growing food in non traditional spaces. Micro-farms can be accommodated in basements or community spaces, cutting down on land and resource use.

Where we’re going

To feed an estimated 9 billion people by 2050, we’re going to reimagine global farming completely. Imagine plant factories with 365-day seasons, unscathed by droughts, freezes or pests. Urban communities will cultivate food in small high-tech farms using sophisticated systems that allow significantly higher yields.

How to think about it

Climate change will affect all food-related systems and new localized supply chains could usurp the current farm to supermarket model. If you work in food there are opportunities in areas from import/export, to transport, to merchandising. If you don’t, consider other big industries that could be scaled down and become more localized.

Signals

This Farm Is Growing Food Deep Beneath South Korean Mountains

Robot Farming Startup Iron Ox has Started Selling its Produce in California

Grow Microgreens At Home With This Sleek Countertop ‘Farm’

Bowery Farming: Sensors And Robotics Monitor Crops, Collect Data

December 25, 2019

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