The rise of the vertical farm
Read the full piece here. See also the FCRN blog post Spotlight on urban, vertical and indoor agriculture and the Foodsource resource How far could changes in production practices reduce GHG emissions?
Asia is Earth's largest and most populous continent. It hosts many densely populated and large cities as well as enormous barely populated regions, which all together host over half of the human population. Agriculture as a source of income is of major importance in the region. In most Asian countries, agriculture is the biggest user of water and in some regions can be responsible for to 90% of total water consumption through irrigation.