It’s no secret that the global population, which is expected to reach nine billion by 2050, is putting a strain on the world’s food production. As the population swells, the world’s supply of arable land decreases. Moreover, climate change has been increasingly threatening to long-term food security. This puts immense pressure on the food system that’s already expected to produce 70% more food to feed the growing number of mouths.
As such, the question can be raised: How can we produce more food in an increasingly unstable climate? The answer: vertical farming. In comparison to traditional agriculture, which puts a strain on water resources and emits one-fourth of the world’s greenhouse gasses, vertical farming is a sustainable and environmentally friendly solution. In fact, vertical farming uses between 70%-95% less water than traditional farming, and uses over 90% less land. Moreover, vertical farming can harvest 80% more crops per unit of area. Producing higher and healthier crop yields, vertical farming is a year-round solution for crop farmers.
Vertical farming is a realistic alternative to conventional crop production in some cases. While overcoming environmental challenges, it can help farmers and countries achieve the proper level of food production. As climate change threatens the seasonal weather and presents the possibility of natural disasters that can wipe out crop plots for years, forward-thinking is necessary.
Shipping Containers and Vertical Farming
Those who utilize vertical farming work with structures to keep their plants in position, and the indoor environment allows for complete control over plants growth factors. Growth factors like lighting, temperature, humidity and water are all well controlled and not subject to the unpredictability of Mother Nature.
One very popular concept for vertical farming is to grow crops inside of a converted shipping container. These containers provide crops protection from the outside environment, giving them all the necessary things they need to grow properly from within the environment-controlled container. These containers can be customized to fit any farmer’s needs. Moreover, because they don’t take up a lot of space, they can be used even in urban or suburban areas, provided that the practice is accepted by local and state legislation. These containers make it possible for densely populated areas to have access to fresh produce, when they may not have otherwise been afforded that access.
Why Choose GrowBoxCo?
We customize Grow Boxes that suits growers of all sizes – large scale, medium sized grows, quick start projects, and R&D (research and development) farms. Our Grow Boxes are a highly engineered modular and mobile production environment, custom built for a wide variety of crops and business models. We work closely with our customers to design the optimal mobile environment for individual growing needs.
We offer a solution that is tailored to the needs of growers who require a flexible operation that is rapid to deploy. Whether you want to grow microgreens, herbs or cannabis, our grow boxes can get you producing quickly with a “time-to-value” measured in weeks rather than months or years.
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