Singapore is a developed and industrialized country. You will see buildings in every corner. However, some Singaporeans are thinking retrospectively. Some Singaporeans rather have trees than tall buildings. Singaporeans should be delighted to know that the very first commercial vertical farm in the world will open here. The goal for this new structure is to encourage more locally-produced foods.
The vertical farming structure here is built by the famous Sky Green Farms. You will be awed to see the rising steel with plants neatly arranged. This is to reduce the dependence of the country on imported foods or produce. The vertical farm will produce at least one ton of fresh vegetables every other day and they can be sold in your local supermarkets.
The structure will feature aluminium towers that are at least 30 feet tall. The structure looks like a gigantic greenhouse. In this case, it would be helpful if you know the advantages of vertical farming. It is clear that one of the advantages of vertical farming is increasing of crop production within the country. Apart from that, here are other advantages that you should look forward:
- Protection against weather: The traditional way of farming means outdoor cultivation. If you are a farmer, you only hope that no calamities harm your plants because it will surely destroy everything. In vertical farming, everyone is assured that the plants harvested are free from damage. The structure of vertical farming can assure that all plants are free from harm regardless of the weather outside.
- Conservation of resources: If you use the traditional way of cultivation, you will need acres of lands. If you use the modern way of cultivation, you only need a small area. Your small area will be enough to generate more harvest
- Stopping mass extinction: It was mentioned earlier that traditional farming needs lots of space. If you cover a large space, it will bring mass extinction to land animals. If you consider vertical farming, it will not disrupt the habitat of some animals because it is only concentrated in one place.
- Urban growth: The world is expanding and along with its expansion, vertical farming will be a good thing because the people can still be self-sufficient. If you look closer, vertical farming can provide employment opportunities for the urban population.
No one should get frightened of this new structure. Vertical farming is beneficial in the whole of society. It should be treasured and taken care of. You can now eat locally-produced food with the help of vertical farming. Hopefully the whole world will follow this breakthrough and use it to advance their society.