A key part of what we do involves getting more from less. This quest for increased efficiency is a cornerstone of the CEA’s drive to deliver a sustainable solution to growing. The industry is constantly after new ways to minimise resource use while maximising crop growth. For us at Zero Carbon Farms, such innovation manifests itself via the development of the first instance of a digital twin for urban-integrated agriculture. In other words, a digital twin of our farms.
Over the last century, food systems have developed from simple, local structures into global, commercialised industries, which has been great (so far) for feeding an exponentially growing population, but devastating in terms of habitat destruction, soil degradation and ecosystem pollution.