Plantfellow and other invited Dutch Agritech Innovators, went to California to talk with potential partners and customers about the (future) challenges in horticulture and agritech.
The United States is one of the largest food producers in the world. Due to increasing drought, climate changes and high CO2 impact due to transport; food security is under pressure. At the same time, consumers are placing increasingly higher demands on food. It has to be fresh, organic, local, affordable, available…
Vertical farming and other controlled environment agritech (CEA) is very popular in the United States. And especially in California, where a lot is being invested in new technologies in Silicon Valley and with the University of California Davis.
International knowledge sharing and collaboration has been started within the Global Controlled Environment Agriculture Consortium (GCEAC).