The Future of Agriculture

What’s the problem?

1. Vertical Farming

Vertical farming in Moscow. Source: Wikipedia
  1. Saving space: since the food is grown in a tower, it does not occupy as much land as if it was growing…on land.
  2. Saving transportation costs: since the farm is located directly in the city, there is no need for extensive transportation. Fruits and vegetables are consumed where they’re grown.
  3. Higher yield: the plants receive light 24/7/365 days and can therefore grow constantly.
  4. Absence of pesticides: the plants don’t grow on the earth directly which means there is no need for pesticides.
  5. Automation: since the plants grow inside, technology can be leveraged and a huge part of the work is automated.
  6. Protected from the weather: some weather events like storms or hail can destroy an entire season worth of crops. Growing inside protect plants.

2. Hydroponics

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  • It uses less water
  • Plants grow faster
  • It uses few resources. All you need is water, a way to feed the plant, and a place to hang the plant.

3. Seawater Farming

Seawater farming is the art of growing plants in the sea. This picture shows mussels farms in Brittany, France. Photo by Matt Seymour on Unsplash

4. Precision agriculture

5. Drones

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6. Insect Feedstock

Cricket is one of the most profitable insects to farm. Photo by Wolfgang Hasselmann on Unsplash

7. Crowdfarming

9. Permaculture

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10. Regenerative Agriculture

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Conclusion

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