Container based vertical farming
Dr. Hicham Fatnassi in partnership with AgroTech Co. Ltd. (Korean private company)
- Improve efficiency and production of Vertical Faming (VF) systems under UAE climate.
- Remodel VF container farm to optimize water and energy use.
- Cultivation demonstration and performance analysis of remodeled VF containers in comparison with other types of controlled environment agriculture facilities.
- Profitability evaluation of different high value crops suitable for vertical farming as well as evaluation of the use of vertical farming as a nursery platform.
- Remodel existing vertical farming containers.
- Crop cultivation (nursery production)
- Testing different high value crop cultivation for vertical farming (Leafy greens, medicinal herbs, strawberry) .
- Assess resource use efficiency (water, energy) of the container based vertical farming.
- Comparative analysis of crop growth, yield, and quality.