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28th Nov, 2020
What is vertical farming?
- In vertical farming, crops are grown indoors, under artificial conditions of light and temperature.
- Vertical farming uses significantly less water and pesticides than traditional agricultural methods.
- It uses soil-less methods such as hydroponics, aquaponics and aeroponics.
What is its significance?
- Being indoors, the crops aren't subject to seasons and hence give high productivity year-round.
- Lettuces, tomatoes and green crops can be produced through this practice.
- It aims at higher productivity in smaller spaces.
- It is an eco-friendly type of agriculture as it uses significantly less water and pesticides.
Where it is practiced?
- Japan has been one of the early pioneers in vertical farming.
- It holds the largest share in the global vertical farming market.
- In Japan, vertical farming is born out of necessity where traditional farming is losing, due to ageing population and rural migration.
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