Knowledge for Development

Vertical farming sprouts in Singapore

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Date: 11/02/2013

Introduction:

Vertical farming systems are meant to service urban centres where arable land is scarce. This particular method requires more energy and technical skills than the average ‘horizontal’ greenhouse. However, vertical farming or, at the least, some of its most basic principles could be adapted to small scale urban farms in developing countries, when space becomes scant.

(NPR, 6/11/2012)