Vertical Farming: The Future of Sustainable Food Production? (in English)
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Vertical Farming: The Future of Sustainable Food Production? (in English)

Vertical Farming is an innovative approach to grow food in our cities. Water and land saving by up to 90% and increased efficiency make these systems an alternative way to grow food in the future. But how sustainable are these practices when it comes to their environmental impact? And how can Vertical Farming be integrated into our cities? Let’s explore the potential and discuss how Vertical Farming could look in Dresden.
Start 21:00 o'clock
End 21:30 o'clock

At a glance

UNU Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources (UNU-FLORES)
Hörsaalzentrum TUD
Seminarraum 103
Bergstraße 64
01069 Dresden (Dresdner Süden)
Atiqah Fairuz Salleh and Juliane Dziumla, Doctoral Researchers
30 Min
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The combination of an increasing global population and the impact of climate change on vital resources such as water, nutrients, energy, land, and soil has necessitated innovative solutions to address the unprecedented strain on food security in a sustainable, cost-saving, resilient, and effective manner in adherence to the Sustainable Development Goals. A promising approach in urban areas is vertical farming, the practice of growing food in vertically stacked layers, for example, indoors as controlled environmental agriculture, in tower farms on rooftops, or in small-scale container farms.

The doctoral researchers from United Nations University (UNU-FLORES), Atiqah Fairuz Salleh and Juliane Dziumla will present their research on the environmental impact of vertical farming and the social acceptance of these systems and explain the challenges and potential when it comes to implementing vertical farming.

Join to learn about the state-of-the-art and co-create visions for vertical farming in Dresden!

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