Inside vertical farming – how is the industry growing? – video – Rize ETF

Vertical farming is the practice of growing plants indoors in many stacked layers. And because this enables conditions to be fully controlled, it offers a wide range of advantages over traditional farming.

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... In this video interview, Florian Berberich Associate Director DACH at Rize ETF, speaks with Pierre Swaelus, Business and Research Manager at YASAI – a Swiss-based company with the mission to democratise access to local, high-quality food produced sustainably with its soilless, hydroponic vertical farming service model. By growing food vertically, YASAI’s output is 200 times greater than traditional agriculture (per square metre footprint), using 95% less fresh water and zero pesticides.

They discuss the difference between the existing types of indoor farming (there are way more than you think), the current state of the industry in Europe and what’s next for indoor farming and YASAI.

Also in the space of thematic investing and megatrends, they discuss the range of trends the indoor farming space is touching and how this could accelerate the growth of the market in the coming years. Amongst the discussed topics are:
  • Difference between Indoor, Vertical, Aeroponic, Hydroponic and Aquaponic Farming and how to define vertical farming itself.
  • What can be grown in vertical farms today? What might be possible in the future?
  • What megatrend has a greater impact on your industry
  • Urbanisation or Sustainability?
  • How is the market in Switzerland and Germany developing?
  • What’s next for YASAI?

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