Vertical farming is becoming vital in terms of increasing food production, maintaining high-quality crops and contributing to sustainable urban farming—--all of which help to ensure global food security.
The global vertical farming market is anticipated to be worth USD 17.59 billion by 2028. Increasing technological developments have resulted in increased efficacies and production, which are projected to drive up product demand in the next few years.
Investors have started to get attracted to the industry because the farms produce organic vegetables and fruits while utilising less water and land than traditional agriculture. Vertical farming is gaining popularity across the world, with enormous facilities currently in operation in Asia, the Middle East, and Europe, and new projects being proposed regularly.
The 2nd Global Vertical Farming Show 2022—--after the huge success of its virtual mode—--- will be a game-changing event that will spotlight the global vertical farming business and give international companies an unparalleled opportunity to explore the immense economic opportunities available throughout the world.
As demand for locally farmed / organic food has grown throughout the ongoing pandemic, vertical farming has demonstrated amazing growth.Register Now
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Hydroponics, aquaponics and aeroponics are the three most common soilless growth techniques used in vertical farming. Plants suspended in water are grown hydroponically, plants suspended in air are grown aeroponically and those suspended in both water and air are grown aquaponically.
Vertical farming caters to off-season production—-many countries that do not have a suitable environment for producing crops are benefitting with this without difficulty. Furthermore, this technology-based farming is also eco sustainable.
Vertical farming is viewed as an investable commercial success by countries all over the world—-it is a sustainable and season-independent farming method. Furthermore, the strategy utilises technology and every available vertical space to plant fresh food. The industry was estimated at $3.24 bn in 2020 and is expected to reach $24.11 billion by 2030.
With the world's population expected to reach 10 billion by 2050, food insecurity poses a particularly complex challenge for the Middle East, which is facing several threats to stability and progress.
In the Middle East, where energy and water are scarce due to the harsh climate, there is a huge demand for local food sources---mainly due to the population pressure. This was clear during the COVID-19 pandemic, when import supply chains were severely disrupted, resulting in the scalability of Vertical Farming.
The region knew that it demanded a shift from conventional farming techniques to vertical farming---and this time we had to target the Vertical Farming Industry considering this region's technological advancements.
Since the Middle East alone provides vertical farming resources that can help develop a centre of networking opportunities for multinational firms to locate the right channel partner and support stakeholders in reaching the right audience, it can also assist foreign companies to explore the sector as a whole—for business opportunities.
Even though the weather conditions in this region are not ideal for growing food, vertical farming technology allows farmers and corporations to grow vegetables and fresh produce, which is a boon for the vertical farming industry as it does not rely on natural light or water. All that is required are lands, which are abundant in the Middle East and stable infrastructure.
We chose Conrad, Dubai as our destination as a networking ground for Vertical farming, considering its geographical significance. We knew that no other city could fill the void better than Conrad, Dubai, which is continuously seeking to integrate the most recent technology into the contemporary agricultural approach of vertical farming while also acknowledging the contribution, knowledge and inventions of global organisations.