05 Nov Is Vertical Farming Sustainable?
Nowadays, most of us hear a lot about terms like vertical farming, horticulture and hydroponic. And most of the articles say that agriculture is evolving and these farming methods are the future. It is okay but is vertical farming sustainable? A sustainable farming method should provide nutrition and food security while not compromising next generation economic, social and environmental bases. So, sustainability on agriculture is directly related with the efficient use of land and water.
Water usage might be the biggest reason that makes the vertical farming sustainable. Compared to traditional agriculture, much less water is used in vertical farming. In traditional agriculture it is impossible to avoid water waste completely. Even though you can improve your smart water systems, there isn’t anything to do for runoff water. It can’t be recycled and reused.
Moreover, vertical farming can be established in a warehouse or any proper empty building. Unlike traditional agriculture, vertical farming doesn’t need a big space. Any building that is empty and not in use can be uses for vertical farming. This is a very important considering the increase in population and urbanization every year.
Also, vertical farming is environmentally friendly. We can say that it preserves the ecosystem. Endangered species, dangerous chemicals and global warming… With vertical farming, we can produce the nutrition that we need without further damage to nature. In addition, vertical farming does not use fossil fuels for energy. On the other hand, traditional agriculture requires a lot of fuel for farm equipment and transportation.
Nowadays, if we consider that the foods produced with additives and environmental pollution is highly increasing, we can clearly say that traditional agriculture is not sustainable for future generations. ForFarming ensures that chemical use is not required on any phase of the farming, it encourages producers to produce organic. With ForFarming’s Farmi solutions, the cultivation of vegetables, fruits and flowers through an all-organic process. You can produce up to 70% more using up to 95% less water with smart solutions of ForFarming. This is very important for sustainability, as well as a great time saver.