Vertical farming involves growing plants over several levels, maximising the farmable area. This requires less space, which makes this farming method particularly well suited to towns and cities. Growing crops closer to end consumers reduces the need for transportation and allows recently harvested crops to be offered to consumers.
Bonbio currently uses a farming container 30 square metres in area, which is equivalent to a conventional growing area around 80 square metres in size thanks to the vertical structure of the system – farming takes place on four levels. There are 45 gullies in each level, and each gully can accommodate 20 baskets in which the crops grow.
We are also examining our options for implementing a large-scale hydroponic vertical cultivation system, which will be able to provide larger enterprises and whole cities with sustainable leafy greens and herbs grown locally.