Investments

Aggressive Canadian expansion announced

McCain Foods invests millions in vertical farming operation GoodLeaf

McCain Foods Limited has made a substantial investment in TruLeaf Sustainable Agriculture and its wholly owned subsidiary GoodLeaf Farms, Canada's largest commercial vertical farming operation, to help drive the company's growth and expansion plans. "With this investment, GoodLeaf Farms is embarking on…

Is there a future for vertical farming in New Zealand?

New Zealand has a large focus on outdoor, pastoral farming. Is there a need for Vertical Farming? Some say yes, others say no. NZ has some unique features to it, including high levels of sunshine hours and generally good growing conditions. On VerticalFarming.com, benefits of the system for the NZ…

Karla Garcia, Microgreens FLN & Hort Americas

Indoor farming in Mexico discussed

More than 34% of Mexico's agricultural production ends up in landfills each year due to inefficiencies during production, processing, storage, and transportation. Then there's billion liters of water lost due to poor irrigation annually in traditional agriculture in Mexico. 2019 was the driest year in…

The GoforUAE-Israel Food Security Investment Conference

46% of Israel's export comes from the high-tech industry

Israel's exports of high-intensity technology imply a growth of almost more than 10-fold, coming from $12.4 billion dollars in 1990 to $101.3 billion in 2019. "Technology mostly implies agrotechnology solutions,"  says Edouard Cukierman, Managing Partner at Catalyst Funds. Recently, the 'GoforUAE-Israel Food…

Tips to reduce vertical farm costs

There are a number of key variables to consider when setting up your own vertical farm that calls for considerable financial clout. Light Science Technologies offers a bespoke solution that helps growers to achieve maximum yield while saving costs and energy.  The rising AgriTech start-up offers the first…

“There is abundant liquidity but a lack of solid business cases”

“I come across many vertical farming concepts. There are some very interesting developments going on in the market. Especially for investors, because vertical farming is future-focused,” says Jobbe Jorna, Founder and Managing Partner at Upstream Capital. The Amsterdam-based organization advisory boutique…

These farms have big plans for 2021

When the pandemic exposed major issues with our lengthy food supply chain, in the form of shipment delays and inadequate demand forecasting, local vertical farms and indoor growing operations (aka controlled environment greenhouses in urban or rural locations) were called upon to fill in the gaps in a…

2020’s indoor farm venture capital bonanza

In the face of a dismal year, indoor agriculture saw record fundraising from venture capital and other private investors in 2020. "The industry raised US$565mm in 2020. This figure excludes several notable rounds where the amounts raised were not publicly disclosed," says Nicola Kerslake, CEO of Contain.…


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