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The rise of vertical agriculture – also in Flanders?

Troughs of bok choy stack up vertically at the 30-feet urban farm in Singapore. The veggies rotate along the A-frame to ensure they receive even light.

Vertical agriculture is a form of agriculture in which use is made of ‘cultivation layers’, stacked in height. The so-called farm towers could increase the food supply and reduce the ecological footprint in densely populated cities. In some cities in Japan and America, the trend is continuing. But vertical agriculture is also on the rise in Flanders. Flemish representative Peter Wouters asked competent minister Joke Schauvliege about the state of affairs.

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