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South Africans Learn About Vertical Farming In Scotland

In April 2018, Intelligent Growth Solutions welcomed a delegation from South Africa to visit their facility at Invergowrie. The team of three were from the Tshwane Economic Development Agency (TEDA) and their advisors, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), an African research and development organization which undertakes multidisciplinary research aimed at improving the quality of life for South Africans.

Indoor Vertical Farming: Digging Deep in Data

Indoor vertical farms, which are sometimes called “plant factories”, rely on hydroponics. This soil-less water-based way of growing plants has been around for decades. What is different now is the arrival of cloud computing, which has given rise to data-based techniques aimed at producing better yields and better food at cheaper cost and in sustainable ways.