defies climate change
awareness is increasing due to the already obvious consequences of climate
change. Today many people are much more attentive to how and where their food
is produced. Transparent guarantees of origin and a low CO2
footprint are playing an increasingly important role in purchasing decisions.
Using blockchain technology, indoor farming makes it possible to transparently
trace the path of a plant over its entire lifecycle, from the farm to the
kitchen. Indoor farming can also be practiced year-round, unhindered by weather
changes, cold snaps, and heat waves. And with indoor farming, production can shift
to the immediate vicinity of consumers. As the long transport routes from the
cultivation area to the consumers are eliminated, we’ll not only receive
fresher products, the supply chains will also become more resilient. At the
same time, the reduced transportation results in fewer climate-damaging
emissions. In addition, indoor farming can be practiced anywhere in the world,
regardless of the local climatic conditions. Until now, food has only been
produced where the climatic conditions are favorable and sufficient space is
The usable areas for
traditional agriculture are limited. Many regions on the planet simply aren’t
suitable, including deserts, polar regions, and areas that are too mountainous.
But we already need to increase our agricultural activity to ensure food
security for the growing population. Meanwhile, the soil quality of many
conventional agricultural areas is deteriorating as a result of overuse.
Climate change and the associated impacts are leading to more and more crop
failures. These conditions are creating a downward spiral whose momentum continues
Indoor farming, on the
other hand, has recorded an annual market growth of 25 percent. The market
potential for automation and digitalization solutions for indoor farming alone
amounts to roughly €3 billion euros.