StarckGate Vertical Farming Project

 

OVERVIEW

AGRICULTURE

TECHNOLOGY

ARCHITECTURE

Combining the physical, biological, economic and social conditions for successful and productive agriculture solutions in urban environments.

Applying existing technologies and developing new innovative ways to create efficient processes, systems and solutions for sustainable urban agriculture

Developing esthetical and functional real estate solutions that integrate within the urban infrastructure

AGRITECHTURE

An unique way of combining urban agriculture, innovative technical solutions and architecture to meet the demand for efficient food production within cities.

WHY

  • By 2050 up to 70% of the earth’s population will reside in urban centers.

  • Until then human population will increase by about 3 billion, applying conservative estimates.

  • Over 80 % of land area suitable for farming is used for crop production

  • We will need further arable land the size of Brazil.

Currently, we use 80% of the arable land we have access to globally. In the future, without significant change in today’s food production, it is estimated that at least 10-15% of the global vegetable production must take place inside cities by 2050 in order to maintain our current growth and consumption patterns.

Due to these demographic and environmental factors, significant changes are taking place within the Agriculture sector. Trends are showing that urban areas are placing increasing strain on the food industry and associated resources such as water, energy and arable land. As a result, the global market is experiencing increased food price volatility and Governments around the world are taking drastic steps to mitigate the future risks and challenges associated with their development goals.

Based on our urbanization trends, cities are becoming the hubs for the biggest human settlements and feeding the world population is now becoming practically ‘’feeding the cities’’.

The world’s growing population is becoming increasingly urbanised where today’s urban population exceeds that of its rural population

With almost 70% of the world expected to live in cities by 2050,
the strain on the food, energy and water system is increasing at an unsustainable rate.

The projected world population distributed between urban and rural. UN statistic

1950 

Total population

2 532 000 000

1980

Total population

4 453 000 000

2010

Total population

6 896 000 000

2030

Total population

8 321 000 000

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