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says Her Excellency during the 'Enhancing food security in the UAE' webinar

"There’s still a lot to do before we transform our food systems together"

“The past months have been an experience with many lessons learned,” said Her Excellency Mariam bint Mohammed Saeed Hareb Almheiri, Minister of State for Food Security at the UAE, during the Agritech – Enhancing food security in the UAE, today. While Her Excellency addressed the keynotes of the webinar,…

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Finland: College grows strawberries indoors

At the Kainuu Vocational College in Finland, strawberries are cultivated under LED lights in the school's warehouse. Kari Komulainen, CEO of Peuraniemen Taimitarha gives a farm tour. Ever since 1996, Peuraniemen Nursery is producing certified strawberry seedlings. In 2002 the company expanded into…

High school students learning high-tech plant growing techniques

Bishop Walsh School is teaching students through hands-on experience about the efficient ways plants can be grown. The school recently acquired a ZipGrow Tower through federal…

Fredericksburg.today

US (VA): Brooke Point High School installs Babylon vertical garden

High School students participating in the Culinary Arts, Business, IT, and IB Environmental Science programs at Brooke Point high school (BPHS) in Stafford are taking gardening to a whole new level, vertically. The school has partnered with Babylon Micro-Farms, Inc, to install a 15 square foot,…

Hampton Roads Academy

Students set up hydroponic system in school lab

US (VA): Senior project brings daily salads for school lunches

Two Upper School Seniors at the Hampton Roads Academy (HRA) constructed a hydroponic unit for the school's hydroponics lab. About a year ago two students, Ava and Cooper, were asked to construct a new hydroponics unit for the school. They immediately agreed to work on the project, with their first task…

Newfoodmagazine.com

Can urban agriculture provide enough food for big cities?

While urban agriculture can play a role in supporting food supply chains for many major American cities, contributing to food diversity, sustainability and localizing food systems, it is unrealistic to expect rooftop gardens, community plots and the like to provide the majority of nutrition for the…

Japan Forward

Moving to Mars: what the Japanese are researching about living on another planet

On February 19, a NASA rover arrived on the Red Planet to search for signs of ancient microbial life. The six-wheeled, car-sized astrobiology probe is expected to collect and cache Martian rock and dust to seek signs of past life over the coming Martian year (roughly two Earth years). At Kyoto University…

iFarm

iFarm supports Urban Greenhouse Challenge at TPU

iFarm has supported Urban Greenhouse Challenge: Reforest, an international competition held at Tomsk Polytechnic University.  “Urban farming arises at the intersection of multiple technological disciplines: agricultural engineering, engineering and IT. We consider that similar competitions help teams to dive…

Texas A&M University

Lisette Templin, professor at Texas A&M University

A pioneering woman in agriculture

Kansas Freedom Farms CEO, Lenny Geist, and freelance writer Anne Amoury are two people who believe Lisette Templin, a professor of health and kinesiology at Texas A&M University (TAMU) in College Station, Texas is a pioneering woman in agriculture today. Associate Professor Templin is the director and…

University of Arizona / BIO5 Institute

Gene Giacomelli on the importance of educational background in farming

Educating high-level growers for Controlled Environment farming

As the indoor farming industry continues to expand so too does the demand for educational programs supporting the development of an educated and skilled labor force. While such resources are more available for the more mature greenhouse industry, the young indoor farming within Vertical Farms is…

the Orange Observer

Community partnership cultivates farm at Ocoee charter schools

Project with a purpose: growing food with aquaponics in school backyard

Soon enough, students at Hope Charter and Legacy High schools will be giving a new meaning to the farm-to-table meal concept. That’s because they’re going to be involved in growing their own nutritious food through a four-component farm right in the Ocoee schools’ own backyard.  The Hope Farm, as it’s being…

Research on greenhouse gas reduction using hydroponic fodder system

CubicFarm Systems, a local chain agricultural technology company, today announced that a scientific journal has published a case study involving HydroGreen, a division of CubicFarms that has pioneered innovative technologies to produce live green animal feed. This article finds that HydroGreen’s…

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2Gether we eat program brings hydroponics to boys & girls club of Worcester

Farm to table is usually associated with high-end or trendy restaurants and cafes. But now, the kids at the Boys & Girls Club of Worcester will be able to follow their food's entire journey from planting to their cafeteria, while encompassing a distance of no more than about 20 feet. Farm to table…

showcasing technological innovation

UK’s largest training and research centre for vertical farming completed

The UK’s largest training and research centre for vertical farming has been completed at Reaseheath College and University Centre in Cheshire. The vertical farming centre is part of the new institute of sustainability and food innovation, a joint venture between Reaseheath and its academic partner, the…

Blue Stream Farms moving to new downtown Weirton location

There’s a new location for an educational, indoor farm in downtown Weirton. A 10,000-square-foot space is the new home for Blue Stream Farms, and once it's transformed, it will be a place for education, business and community connection opportunities. Students will be welcomed from all over the tri-state…

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Lethbridge College launches aquaponics training for all

Sustainable food production is more accessible than ever in Lethbridge, as aquaponics grows in popularity. The expert scientists in Lethbridge College’s Aquaculture Centre of Excellence (ACE) have launched a new series of courses that will provide training in the area to everyone from high school…

Light Science Technologies

Light Science Technologies opens its new in-house laboratory

"Providing a multi-faceted solution with the potential to CEA farmers and the industry"

Light Science Technologies (LST), has opened its new, state-of-the-art in-house laboratory as it aims to help growers create the most optimal plant recipe.  Simon Deacon, CEO of Light Science Technologies said: “The opening of the laboratory demonstrates our full commitment to the ‘art’ of plant science. It…

A research book featuring insights from Prof. Dickson Despommier

Instant insights: vertical farming in horticulture

Market growth is often underpinned by product or process research, corporate and entrepreneurial investment and individuals willing to take a risk on doing things differently.…

Hydroponics farming research center launched in Roxas, Philippines

A center for modern farming has been launched here: the Indoor Hydroponics Farming Research Center at Doña Emeliana Alba Memorial School (DEAMS) in Barangay Pinaypayan Lanot. Hydroponic farming is a method of growing plants using mineral nutrient solutions in water, without soil.  Mayor Ronnie Dadivas said…

Hydroponic systems more water use efficient for tomatoes

There are many different types of systems used to grow food that are distinguished by ideology or the technology used. It is often difficult to directly compare yield and quality in different growth systems due to the complicated interactions between genotype, physiology and environment. Many published…

"No green thumb is needed for this computer-led growth chamber'

When you think of agriculture, do you think of technology? If not, you should. Innovative agriculture techniques play a vital role in the next generation of food production—which explores how technology can address important issues related to food. One of those issues is disparities around access to…

"Aquaponics offers positive potential for Philippine urban and rural communities"

Philippines Third District Congressman Francisco Benitez said the proposal of the Technological University of the Philippines-Visayas (TUPV) focusing on micro-farming through aquaponics offers positive potential for both urban and rural communities. The Negrense lawmaker, whose priority development…

L. Fruscella, B. Kotzen and S. Milliken

Organic aquaponics in the European Union

Towards sustainable farming practices in the framework of the new EU regulation

Research by L. Fruscella, B. Kotzen and S. Milliken highlights the sustainable farming practises applied to the new EU regulation.  Under the new Commission Regulation (EU) 2018/848 which has entered into law in January 2021, aquaponic produce cannot be certified as organic in the European Union. Given the…

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University of Florida to help teach science, engineering through aquaculture

Through a $64,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm to Schools program, the University of Florida and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS)  will help some Florida K-12 educators who teach science, technology, engineering, math and agriculture start or strengthen…

Learning transfer from the cannabis industry to the vertical farming industry

The Association for Vertical Farming is organizing a Webinar focusing on technical aspects and experience of the invited experts: Emil Breza is Co-Founder, President, and CEO…

US scientists develop methods to improve molecular identification in plants

Uncovering the complex associations among genes, proteins, and the molecules they produce in a living organism can be a monumental task. Some scientists may devote entire careers to one particular protein and spend decades tracking a handful of metabolic pathways. They’re often faced with mountains of…

CHAP webinar: bridging the gap between science and practice

Hosted by CHAP International business Manager Jenna Ross, the webinar aimed to open the doors of CHAP delivery partner, Cranfield University and show how the facilities can be used to better understand the complex interaction between soil properties and plant growth. CHAP Commercial Director Linsey…

Estonian growing systems provider raises $3.5 million investment from Saudi Arabian university

Natufia, a Talinn, Estonia-based manufacturer of smart indoor food growing systems, announced the completion of a $3.5 million capital investment round. The money was raised from investors led by the Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), through their venture capital…

Politics in the city: Councilors push for partnership with hydroponic nonprofit

2Gether We Eat, a new youth-focused nonprofit in the city, seeks to address issues of "food deserts" and food insecurity here in Worcester through promoting hydroponic farming. Co-founder Charles Luster spoke to the City Council this week about the possibility of forging a partnership to encourage…

Tower gardens are more than just teaching tools

Youth at the YWCA High Point began tending a tower garden this week as part of the Kiwanis Club’s effort to overcome food insecurity.The club is making 12 aeroponic tower gardens available in the community through a Guilford County CARES grant, according to Latoya Bullock, Kiwanis president and United…

Rooted

Who is an indoor farmer?

Any business conversation with pro vertical farmers inevitably turns to labor; how to build and train the best team is a universal challenge. It’s especially pressing in an industry where 80% of indoor farmers are new to the practice.  "Academics and corporates alike, such as our Contain vendors at CropKing and AmHydro, have developed…


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