Vertical Farming

Vertical farming as a component of urban agriculture is the practice of cultivating plant life within a skyscraper, greenhouse or on vertically inclined surfaces.

The modern idea of vertical farming uses techniques similar to glass houses , where natural sunlight can be augmented with artificial lighting


Several potential advantages of vertical farming have been discussed by Despommier Many of these benefits are obtained from scaling up hydroponic or aeroponic growing methods.

Preparation for the future Increased crop production Protection from weather-related problems Conservation of resources Organic crops