Partnership with Liberty aims to shape future of UK agriculture
Vertical farming is a relative newcomer to the agricultural industry, the idea having been first proposed in the late 20th century by Dickson Despommier, a professor of public health at Columbia University in the US. There are strongly held opinions on the viability and sustainability of vertical farming as a commercial concept, however, its objective of maximising production within a given growing space by stacking growing areas vertically one above another is still valid. Due to increasing urbanisation and development, more arable land is being lost each day and CHAP is working to discover how vertical farming can help shape the future of agriculture.
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