Vegetables grown locally in a vertical urban environment - in closed water systems without access to sun or acres of land. Greenfood has signed a framework agreement with food tech startup Agtira to create the future of urban farming. Agtira will build urban cultivation systems in ten strategic locations around Sweden. The goal is to meet the growing demand for sustainable, locally produced food in both summer and winter.
Crop growing can be established in urban areas and provide consumers with vegetables locally and efficiently, around the clock, and all year round. Now, the food group Greenfood and food tech startup Agtira are taking a big step together towards more resource-efficient and sustainable food production. The companies have signed a framework agreement to establish urban cultivation systems in at least ten strategic locations around Sweden. These urban farms will satisfy Swedes' increased interest in locally produced and sustainable food.
"This technology is part of a sustainable future. By combining tech with vertical crop growth, these ten urban cultivation systems will both reduce food transportation, reduce water consumption, and increase the degree of self-sufficiency locally," Ted Stenshed, CEO of the Greenfood Fresh Produce business area said.
With the help of modern technology, we can, together, produce healthier and more sustainable food around Sweden. Smart farming systems will play a central role in Sweden's future development of sustainably produced food," said Mattias Gemborg, CEO of Agtira.
"Innovation has never been more important. The entire food industry needs to take important steps towards sustainable development. Therefore, we continue to establish collaborations and partnerships to strengthen and share our ability to innovate and contribute to sustainable growth," said David von Laskowski, President, and CEO of Greenfood Group and Picadeli.
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