Population Growth & The Effects of Climate Change. Farmers around the world are suffering the effects of climate change. Prolonged winters, excessive rainfall, flooding, drought and water shortages are causing widespread problems for food production. Crop losses caused by pests and health worries about pesticides cause serious issues for today's farmer. An estimated one in nine of the global population is undernourished, and with each day bringing an extra 200,000 mouths to feed into the world it is a problem that will get worse. By 2050 the population is expected to reach 9.5 billion – agricultural land is becoming scarcer, as housing requirements increase. New and alternative production methods are needed now!
Urban Farms' unique business opportunity will disrupt and completely transform the current outdated, very inefficient and costly agriculture model. Their revolutionary concept employs advanced technologies to produce, process, pack and distribute foods from under one roof – improving productivity and cost–efficiency, while also being environmentally friendly.
In 2012 Urban Farms started R&D on its concept of the Indoor Vertical Farm and is now the only Indoor Vertical Farm food producer in Latin America to incorporate food production in controlled environment agriculture, using advanced vertical hydroponics technology into its operations. The company is the undisputed leader in food production in a totally controlled environment.