The Center of Excellence for Indoor Agriculture, a U.S. based company that supports the growth and development of the vertical and indoor farming industry, announced a partnership with Air, Soil and Water Research (ASWR), a peer-reviewed and open-access journal that features articles on environmental science,
sustainability and agriculture.
The goal of this partnership is to advance knowledge and innovation in indoor agriculture and to support broad sustainable development goals.
Eric W. Stein, Ph.D., co-founder and Executive Director of the Center of Excellence stated, “Our partnership with Air, Soil and Water Research represents a milestone for the Center. Our mission is to provide industry insights, educate, and to advance knowledge about vertical and indoor farming. This partnership addresses each of these goals.”
Erick R. Bandala, Ph.D., Chief Editor (Water) at ASWR observed, “The global transition to indoor farming production methods can contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals set by the United Nations for 2030. The alliance between the Center of Excellence for Indoor Agriculture and Air, Soil and Water Research supports these goals, and will encourage scientific exchange among the stakeholders of the Center of Excellence and the broader research community.”
Dr. Stein added, “We are proud of our partnership with ASWR and expect in a few years to see several important research studies on sustainability published as a result that demonstrate the positive impacts indoor farming can have on water use (which is especially critical in arid regions), soil conservation, and reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.”