MEA Q1 2022

MEA / Q1 2022 7 Jan22039 Best Vertical Farming & Living Wall Systems Provider - Middle East Lack of access to fresh fruits and vegetables is becoming a prevalent problem amongst communities around the world. Vertical Field is on a mission to reverse this challenge by developing indoor vertical farms that grow fruit and vegetables using advanced controlled-environment technologies. Farms are placed right on-site- benefitting supermarkets, restaurants, education centres, and a myriad of other environments and institutions. Indeed, this innovative technology is not only changing the industry, but is changing lives. Vertical Field is transforming the agricultural sector. Serving as a global agricultural technology company, Vertical Field specialises in the development and commercialisation of geoponic (soilbased) vertical farming technology for the modern urban ecosystem. Indeed, the company’s overarching mission is simple – to bring fresh, healthy, and local food to consumers throughout the world. Through a range of innovative technological advances and solutions, Vertical Field simultaneously embodies and completes this aspiration. Working to improve challenges in the farming sector, Vertical Field has designed a new and optimized method that allows produce to grow in any indoor or outdoor urban space using minimal space. The company understands just how vital it is for nutritious and fresh food to be accessible to the wider population, especially in an age where poverty, a lack of access, and complex supply chains restrains this access. Vertical Field’s indoor farms can be placed in urban hubs or arid desert regions- redefining where produce can grow. As of a 2018 study, for example, over one million UK residents were living in a ‘food desert’ – an area where the availability of fruits and vegetables is severely limited. Henceforth, Vertical Field’s technology offers an affordable and easy way for supermarkets, restaurants, hotels, educational institutions, and much more, to acquire locally grown, hyper fresh, and high-quality fruits and vegetables year-round. Taking a wall-to-fork approach, Vertical Field’s indoor farms grow produce inside of repurposed shipping containers that sit on-site, utilising a range of advanced controlled-environment agriculture (CEA) technologies to create the optimum conditions for crops to grow quickly and efficiently regardless of the season. Moreover, the produce is grown without the use of chemical pesticides, is harvested daily in order to ensure freshness, and can be sold with the soilbased plug still attached to the plants’ roots for increased shelf-life, nutrient circulation, and overall quality. The global agriculture industry is constantly evolving as new processes, regulations, and ethical practices inform the market. It is with this firmly in mind that Vertical Field ensures that it consistently remains on top of any progressing trends through employing a range of up-to-date technological advancements. Most recently, the company’s research and development department has been conducting several different studies in collaboration with top academic research institutions both nationally and internationally. Such projects seek to improve the sustainability and accessibility of the technology. Furthermore, from the agronomy department through to the expanded and prestigious scientific advisory board, Vertical Field endeavours to remain on the cutting-edge of industry breakthroughs and advances. Henceforth, the future is set to be incredibly bright for the company. Vertical Field remains at the forefront of the industry, developing innovative methods for cultivating a range of produce. At this present time, Vertical Field is in the final stages of developing several brandnew products – including a mushroom container, which will produce a consistent and reliable supply of mushrooms directly to its clients and other new crops. In addition, the company is also in the final development stages of a germination compartment, which will enable plants will grow from seed to maturity inside of its vertical farms. It is expected that both of these projects will come to fruition in 2022. Contact: Noa Winston Company: Vertical Field Web Address: