Meet Venezuela's 'first vertical farm'

Far away from Mars, Biofarm is the first vertical farm in Venezuela and in South America. With the best technology for hydroponic urban agriculture. Biofarm is a technological farming company with two main products: high-quality green vegetables and climate-smart agriculture technology, also known as Agriculture 4.0— for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.  This translates into a significant increase in productivity, an economy of 90% in water use, and substantial savings in the transportation of food, also a very important factor in today’s Venezuela and elsewhere.

As a result, the vegetables produced are of the highest quality, very nutritious. The closed and controlled environment prevents the presence of harmful insects, so there is no need to use chemical products to control them. The water used is filtered and treated by Reverse Osmosis,  a technology that eliminates pathogenic microorganisms from the product, making the vegetables ready for consumption directly from the package with confidence.

The manufacturing process improves the appearance, nutritional quality, and taste of the vegetables by adjusting the growing conditions and the amount and type of lighting plants receive during their growth. 

After a pilot project, Biofarm established two containers to produce green vegetables, lettuces, microgreens, and aromatic herbs. The success in handling all the aspects of this new technology made possible a new facility to increase the production capacity 10 times, with the expectation to open mid-2022.

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