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“The most important factor limiting the development of vertical farming in the world has become a narrow range of crops for which growing technologies have been developed. iFarm Berries brings us closer to the agriculture of the future, which will be dominated by high technology,” said Sofya Romashenko, Project Manager of the Biomedical Technology Cluster of the Skolkovo Foundation.iFarm Berries is an industrial cultivation technology strawberries on closed farms. An important advantage is the vertical system of tiers: it allows you to save space and place farms within the city, equipping workshops or warehouses for production. Technological processes are controlled by the Growtune IT platform: with the help of it, microclimate control and work of personnel, planting planning, and monitoring of the state of plants are carried out automatically.
“There is a growing demand worldwide for sustainable cultivation of edible plants in controlled environment agriculture (CEA). Lettuce vertical farms are currently the most common, but we are seeing an increase in interest in locally grown strawberries and vegetables indoors. This trend is also confirmed by analytical market research,” commented co-founder and president of iFarm Alexander Lyskovsky.The iFarm Berries technology has managed to interest not only Russian entrepreneurs: a strawberry laboratory is already being built in Germany together with one of the largest local agricultural producers.