The Association for Vertical Farming (AVF) is an international non-profit organisation that focuses on advancing vertical farming technologies, designs and businesses. Their mission is to foster the sustainable growth and development of the Vertical Farming Movement and to lead that movement in order to facilitate healthy food, green jobs, environmental protection and climate change resilience.
The Vertical Farming Pavilion is situated in the new hall 8 that is added to the GreenTech Show floor. It will feature dedicated presentations about vertical farming and a congress with GreenTech.
GreenTech focusses on all techniques used for optimal and sustainable growing of crops. Crops is the newly added theme of the show next to Energy, Water and Biobased.
GreenTech manager Mariska Dreschler said: "Urban and Vertical Farming are the new kids on the block. Countries such as Japan, the US and UAE are very keen on exploring this new production technology which has a sustainable approach to both cities and the country side. This subject belongs in the concept of GreenTech."
Based on research by members of AVF, Vertical Farming uses up to 98 per cent less water when compared to conventional agriculture and produces more food than a conventional agriculture farm on the same land area.