Over the last two decades, the global food demand almost doubled. This rapid growth in demand is attributed to the increase in population and increased per-capita demand for quality food due to rising standard of living. Going forward, the demand for agriculture land, global warming, degrading soil health, water crisis, and many more factors will be a tough hurdle to pass by to satisfy the needs of the rising population.
As per reports, by 2050 the projected global population will be around 9 billion people. Which means that commendably, there will be 70 million additional people for farming to feed each year. This shows a scary picture that each hectare of agricultural land will need to produce food for more people. Further, the demand for agricultural land is on the rise due to urbanization and more and more factories being built.
The solution – urban farming
Producing food with less resource such as soil and water is the only way out to solve the problem of future food demand. Moreover, the production needs to be shifted near the consumers to ensure the freshness of the food. Is this possible, is there any technology which can address both resource efficiency and connecting production near to consumer? Then the latest trend introduced by Aerofarms will remove all the doubts.
Aerofarms urban farming uses their innovative aeroponic growing system in ensuring sustainable and healthy food reaches the growing population on time. The company grows vegetables and leafy greens without sunlight and without farmland taking urban farming to an all new level. The Aerofarms factory grows crops under the indoor condition without soil and uses 95% less water, 50% reduction in time of growing and over 70% increase in productivity than traditional farms.
AeroFarms advertises their produce is free of pesticides and fertilizer, an attribute that will attract today’s consumers who prefer organic produce.
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