Africa needs its own version of the vertical farm to feed growing cities
In recent years, there’s been a gradual increase in the number of vertical farming enterprises, especially in North America and Asia. As the trend continues, vertical farming is expected to be valued at US$5.80 billion by 2022. The main drivers are increased consumer demand for high quality, pesticide free food and urbanization. Africa is predicted to have 70% of people living in urban areas in 2025, but has not yet seen a boom in this industry. Further more, vertical farms uses 95% less water than traditional farms.