With the remarkable success and responsiveness of our first Global Vertical Farming Expo–GVF2021 (Virtual Connect) last year, we present you its successor, a more dynamic and trailblazing of its kind—-2nd Global Vertical Farming Show–GVF2022 27th|28th July 2022–Now in Conrad, Dubai!
We picked Dubai as the GVF2022 destination due to its geographic significance in the Middle East. Dubai, one of the UAE's six emirates, has historically relied on food imports and has placed an emphasis on food security in recent years.
The UAE has developed a National Food Security Strategy with the goal of making the country the best in the world in terms of food security by 2051—including vertical farming as a possible alternative.
The entire Middle East is equipped with every possible invention required to scale up this new innovative vertical farming industry—which will aid international companies in finding the right channel partner and establishing long term commercial relationships.
Aside from establishing right channel partners, there are several prospects for commercial and long-term networking platforms.Register Now
"The UAE intends to build the world's largest vertical farm, which will provide essential food staples. It will soon be operational, producing many of the key food products that we require, such as tomatoes and leafy greens, "said Essa Abdul Rahman Al Hashemi, Head of the UAE's Food and Water Security Office
Indoor farming, also known as vertical farming, has grown in popularity in recent years due to its ability to produce massive volumes of agricultural commodities in a controlled environment without the use of heavy machinery or the natural environment, all while meeting the growing population's demand for food.
Traditional farming is primarily reliant on the outside environment and natural facilitators such as huge expanses and favourable climatic conditions, whereas Vertical Farming uses substantially less land and other inputs at an 80 % lower rate.
By 2050, the global population is predicted to exceed 9.7 billion, making feeding such a big population a significant issue. As a result of increased urbanisation and industrial expansion—-we are running out of fertile land on a daily basis. According to studies, the world has lost a third of its arable land in the last 40 years and there lies a strong feeling that —---vertical farming is the answer to this problem.
As the world's population rises and arable land declines, one of the most important challenges we confront is meeting rising food demand.
Due to the improvements and technical breakthroughs in the field, the worldwide vertical farming market is expected to reach USD 17.59 billion by 2028. Furthermore, there is a rising interest in vertical farming across the world, with enormous facilities currently in operation in Asia, the Middle East, and Europe, and new projects being announced on a regular basis.
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Hydroponics, aquaponics and aeroponics are the three most common soilless growth techniques used in vertical farming. Plants suspended in water are grown hydroponically, plants suspended in air are grown aeroponically and those suspended in both water and air are grown aquaponically.
Vertical farming caters to off-season production—-many countries that do not have a suitable environment for producing crops are benefitting with this without difficulty. Furthermore, this technology-based farming is also eco sustainable.
Vertical farming is viewed as an investable commercial success by countries all over the world—-it is a sustainable and season-independent farming method. Furthermore, the strategy utilises technology and every available vertical space to plant fresh food. The industry was estimated at $3.24 bn in 2020 and is expected to reach $24.11 billion by 2030.
GVF now in its 2nd series— is a ground-breaking event bringing together the whole vertical farming value chain to discover about the business, meet new people, gain new projects and form long-term collaborations. GVF 2022 intends to provide an unparalleled framework for vertical farming and cutting-edge technology enterprises to thrive, with the objective of creating considerable economic prospects in this industry.
The Middle East receives a lot of attention these days when it comes to food tech projects and Dubai is one of the centres of attraction where a lot of work in this sector has already begun. International firms are becoming interested in the Vertical Farming practice, and nothing could have been better as a destination than Dubai, where technology improvements are far ahead thanks to the National Food Security Strategy UAE implemented.
International companies can come and explore unveiling hidden vertical farming prospects.