Urban Crop Solutions has signed a new agreement with local agronomist advisory company, Châtaigner Agricole, to support local projects in the Central and Eastern Canadian Provinces. Based in Quebec, the local advisory is set to represent Urban Crop Solutions with their local prospects and support customers with their biological, technical, and locally tailored business planning needs in both local languages.
“Canada has always been a target market for our industry and our business. But up until recently, we were still a new and emerging industry. And while we had the hands-on indoor farming and biology competence, we did not have the knowledge of the local Canadian market’s needs. With Edward Castaneda, we’ve essentially teamed up with someone who not only is an expert in his field, but also knows his locality," added Jean-Pierre Coene, CEO, Urban Crop Solutions.
Due to international growth, and increasing demand from the North American market, Urban Crop Solutions has appointed Quebecois Agronomist Advisory, Châtaigner Agricole Inc., as their local representation. The consultancy, led by experienced agronomist, Edward Castaneda, is specialized in vertical farming, controlled environment agriculture, and crop research and development. With over twenty years of experience in the field, Edward Castaneda moreover has qualifications in soil science and agronomy, as well as in medicinal cannabis cultivation and pharmacology.
Edward Castaneda with daughter
“I have full faith in the solutions and technology that Urban Crop Solutions has to offer. Their systems are excellent, with engineering that is creative and well-thought-out. They are by far of the best indoor farming solutions providers in the world. I am therefore delighted to be their company representative in the central and eastern Canadian provinces,” said Edward Castaneda, Agronomist Advisor at Châtaigner Agricole Inc.
With the continued evolution of the indoor farming industry, Urban Crop Solutions has seen a steady increase in interest from prospects wishing to venture into the market or scale up their existing businesses. Given Edward Castaneda’s experience and education with both indoor farming technologies and medicinal cannabis growth, he is perfectly placed to support businesses in this domain. Châtaigner Agricole is available to consult in the Central and Eastern provinces.
“Our business model has always been to provide a complete end-to-end solution offering, and that includes not only indoor biology and on-going technical support – but also business planning that is tailored to local markets. That’s why we have a knowledgeable network of agents and partners in key global locations. We’re excited to expand our network with the appointment of Châtaigner Agricole Inc. as our local partner. We’re very confident in our selection and in the value that their expertise will bring to our projects in Canada,” said Jean-Pierre Coene.