This new practice, albeit challenging, can be an answer to fight world hunger in a sustainable way.
With world population costantly increasing and land available for agricultural purpose becoming short, vertical farming can be the answer to these issues.
An urban fenomenon, it consist in cultivating and harvesting crops indoors, using less water, chemicals and sheltering the vegetables, thus allowing for citizens to have easy, short chain access to fresh and healty food.
Cultivating indoors allows for complete control of the enviroment: as a result, the plants do not suffer from draught, enviromental hazards, are less exposed to parasite and, being grown under specific artificial light, can produce more in less time.
Provided a stable access to electrical power, the crops can grow constantly, creating a farm that is profitable as well as sustainable.
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