Urban Health Farms is an exciting new venture that harmonises the relationship between agriculture and technology. With plans to have at least 10 major urban indoor vertical farms under development over the next two years in Europe alone, and an additional 10 in the pipeline in the following year and a half, Urban Health Farms aims to be the largest indoor farm operator in Europe by 2023. Today, the food industry is in need of modernisation and global adoption of indoor vertical farming will revolutionise food production and distribution.
By 2050, nearly 10 billion hungry people will rely on agriculture and technology to feed them. It is estimated 200,000 children are born every day, many of them into food poverty. Our current food system is already struggling, yet experts estimate we’ll have to find a way to increase food production levels by 70%. A rapidly changing climate threatens not just food supply, but also quality, access, tenuous transportation links and food security. In order to meet future food demands while overcoming the challenges in our current system, we’ll have to find innovative solutions and make immediate changes.
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Average produce travels 2,400km to markets, losing 45% of its nutrition, increasing food waste, degrading topsoil, depleting aquifers
With a potential food crisis looming, an innovative solution is needed. Fortunately, with the advanced technology we have at our fingertips, Urban Health Farms are pioneers in an industry that minimises or eliminates the current challenges of traditional farming.
Bringing fresh, safe and nutritious produce to the world will require significant investment, rapid adoption and global encouragement of innovative agricultural production methods — exactly like indoor vertical farming.
Our advantage over traditional farming is clear. No matter what adverse climatic or environmental conditions are happening outside, indoors it is a perfect sunny day, every day. Continual excellent yields can occur 365 days of the year, giving certainty to customers, and a year-round guaranteed supply and consistent quality to retailers. The use of proprietary technologies truly sets us apart from other vertical farming groups around the world.
Through ultra-advanced quality control and proprietary technology, Urban Health Farms can confidently say our resulting produce is of an exceptional and unmatched quality. Our produce is fresher, higher in vitamins and retains more nutrients for the consumer, while using less resources and increasing yields.
Our produce can boast “4 No’s and 2 Low’s”:
More than a catchy phrase, these are impressive and attractive qualities that consumers are actively looking for. The year-round availability of premium, quality produce that is fresh, safe, healthier and longer-lasting is an exciting prospect for Europeans.
Although the world is still fighting to overcome the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, industry experts all agree that the way we shop, and what we shop for, has permanently changed. Sales of healthy products are on the rise and packaged produce, like what is sold from indoor farms, is increasingly enticing to consumers. These shifts have positioned vertical farming to be one of the most dominant forms of agriculture in the next 10-15 years.
Another growing megatrend is the connection consumers have made over the past year between their own health and the health of the planet. This link is something Urban Health Farms takes seriously, and is a cornerstone of our vision.
When compared to traditionally grown produce in open-field agriculture, produce from indoor vertical farms offer many advantages.
Indoor farms can be built anywhere, including in modular options like shipping containers and transported to neighborhoods in need.
Reduced labour costs and investment in renewable energy make produce from vertical farms accessible and affordable year round.
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