Coronavirus Pandemic Highlights Vital Need for Vertical Farms in World Cities

Words by Professor Joel Cuello, Ph.D. Image modified from Martin Sanchez/Unsplash Article originally published by the Association for Vertical Farming The speed with which the coronavirus outbreaks in Asia, Europe and North America metastasized into a full-blown global pandemic — catching many world governments by surprise and with little preparation — underscores just how our […]

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Vertical Farming reaches new heights in Germany

Visit to the Fraunhofer IME in Aachen: On September 4, the AVF was invited to visit its member IME and experience their groundbreaking, innovative vertical farming technologies live on the spot. Press Release – The AVF was invited to visit its member Fraunhofer IME in Aachen, Germany, one of 72 institutes of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, the […]

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New York City needs more vertical farms: Urban growth on a higher plane

By Joel Cuello, Originally published by New York Daily News, Oct. 1, 2019 While New York City as a whole by no means is a food desert, wherein access to fresh produce by its residents is severely constrained, such access nonetheless appears to require significant enhancement. The 2019 American Fitness Index for America’s 100 largest cities, for instance, […]

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Disruption in the U.S. Fast Food Sector Creates Prospects for a New (and Lucrative) Market Opening for the Vertical Farming Industry

By Joel L. Cuello, Ph.D. Originally published by the Association for Vertical Farming U.S. fast-food customers’ growing expectations for healthier, ethical and more environmentally sustainable options directly correspond with the values and produce that the Vertical Farming industry provides As the vertical farming industry in the United States grows, its market segments correspondingly diversify and […]

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One Giant Leap: Space Programs Spin Off Vertical Farming

by Joel L. Cuello, Ph.D. Originally published by the Association for Vertical Farming The vertical farming industry will likely in turn ultimately enable NASA and other space programs to realize their future food production systems on the Moon, Mars and even beyond. As the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11’s first Lunar landing and moonwalk on 20 July […]

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Association for Vertical Farming (AVF) Announces Partnership with Urban Future Global Conference

AVF brings indoor farming forum to Europe’s largest conference on sustainable cities After successful annual conferences in Beijing, Amsterdam and Washington, D.C., the AVF is excited to host the 2019 edition at Oslo’s Urban Future Global Conference on May 22-23. The AVF and Urban Future look forward to welcoming entrepreneurs, companies, technologists, growers, city planners, […]

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Two out of the three Board Members of the Association for Vertical Farming have resigned

Tom Zoellner and Penny McBride, two out of the three members of the Board of Directors for the Association for Vertical Farming (AVF), have resigned with immediate effect. This leaves Christine Zimmermann-Loessl the single remaining member of the Board of Directors. The decision to step down has not been taken lightly and is based on […]

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Letter from the Chairwoman of the AVF (2018)

A Letter from AVF Chairwoman Christine Zimmermann-Loessl   Dear AVF Members, The Association for Vertical Farming is evolving from an emerging movement into an industry organization ready for the next steps. To quote Alibaba founder and philanthropist Jack Ma, “The next generation of globalization should be inclusive and create opportunities for young people to get involved. […]

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The Association for Vertical Farming and the Farm Bill

By Penny McBride Once again Congress is preparing to take on the US Farm Bill, which is a billion dollar web of agriculture subsidies, welfare payments and environmental support. One of the goals of the Association for Vertical Farming (AVF) is to build political consensus around food and agriculture policy that has the potential to impact our […]

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Association for Vertical Farming

The Association for Vertical Farming

The AVF is an internationally active non-profit organization focusing on advancing Vertical Farming technologies, designs and businesses. AVF consists of individuals, companies, research institutions and universities. And all of them are united by the goal to foster the sustainable growth and development of the Vertical Farming movement through collaboration, education, and transparency. The AVF was […]

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