Swiss: MABEWO group eyes small vertical farms as backup for local food production

"Challenges for the agricultural production of food – indoor farming in closed, controlled, and automated processes are moving into focus worldwide," says Jörg Trübl, a Member of the Board of Directors of MABEWO AG from Switzerland. The Swiss MABEWO group of companies is working on the development of innovative indoor farming solutions with modular systems for the production of crops. 

"One possible solution for sustainable agriculture is indoor farming. In 2021, the first indoor farming facility opened on the Food & Energy Campus in Groß-Gerau, Germany, and supplies local plates with fresh, healthy vegetables," says Jörg.

This opens up new possibilities for the local production of food, especially in urban areas. "However, indoor farming mega centers with several 10,000 square meters of cultivation area should not be built, but small to medium-sized systems should be integrated with the farmers," Jörg Trübl explains the vision of the MABEWO group of companies.

There is no question that agriculture needs to become more sustainable. "In view of the climate and energy crisis, this can only mean a rapid expansion or use of decentralized, renewable energies and an expansion of local food production," says environmental engineer Jörg Trübl. New technologies and production systems, such as indoor farming, offer opportunities to ensure sustainable and future-proof food production. As an important contribution, with vertical modular systems, the conversion of agriculture will be enriched and continue to progress, Jörg Trübl is convinced. 

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