Our planet is experiencing a steadily growing population. By 2050, we will be more than 9 billion people, and more than 70% will live in cities.
To keep up with the population growth, we need to invent new and improved ways to produce food. Food production should be cost-effective, climate-independent, resource efficient, and the crops should require little transportation.
Vertical farming is an example of a new and promising way to produce food. Vertical farming allows vegetables to be grown in a fully controlled and structured environment so that all aspects of plant growth can be monitored and optimized.
Successful vertical farming is dependent on innovative new technologies that combine knowledge of plant physiology with electronics and cloud computing. In other words, successful vertical farming is dependent on a solid Internet of Things platform with specific applications targeted at agriculture. That’s why Biogrid’s first application, built on top of the Biogrid Cortex platform, is specifically targeted towards vertical farms.