Container Farming

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The introduction of container farming techniques in the last decade which caters to the hyper-local market is gaining prominence because of its small carbon footprint. The fully contained structure allows year-round growth regardless of the outside environment. Other benefits include less use of water than traditional farming as well as the lack of need for pesticides given the fully contained structure. The taste of products is best from container farming in comparison with other farming methods. However, the exorbitant capital involved and a limited variety of produce are deterrent factors in the more widespread adoption of container farming. However, with more research and adoption of advanced and innovative technology and the range of production increases, the efficiency of container farms will improve.

Container farming could be ideal for both urban and rural settings. This because it functions as a standalone business and you only need the right container to get started. This makes it easier for both small and mid-size businesses to incorporate sustainable practices when it comes to agricultural production.

Leveraging the modularity of containerized farms can be a very powerful way to bring better food to local communities all around the world. The advancement in technology for growth chambers can lead to effective research to be carried out for creating a suitable environment for the growing plants to cater to new markets to reap additional rewards.