Panorama and challenges for vertical farming in the world by the Association for Vertical Farming

  • All sectors
  • Agronomy and production techniques
- Salle MAINE - 16h00 - 17h00
Speakers : Ramin EBRAHIMNEJAD, Josephine FAVRE, Kyle BALDOCK

Simultaneous interpretation

The role of Association for Vertical Farming in a modern food system ​
Ramin EBRAHIMNEJAD, Education and Agricultural Training Director at AAVF - Press and Media Manager at AVF

If we recognize the importance of resilient food systems in a changing climate Vertical Farming is 
going to be indispensable part of our modern cities, if the same trends in food production and 
consumption rate continue, an additional and unavailable 1 billion hectares of arable lands will be 
required to feed the world by 2050.  
•  Why do we need Vertical Farming now? 
•  Benefits and challenges 
•  Current state of the industry 
•  Future  

Help Africa Sustain Africa 
Josephine FAVRE, President of AAVF - Head of Marketing and Communication at AVF

Africa's food shortage and poverty has decreased from 53% to 43% since 1990. However, there is 
still immense pressure on food production and distribution systems due to rising populations and 
rapid urbanization. African farmers lack the appropriate support and expertise necessary to implement 
the sustainable, suitable and appropriate transition to an urban farming infrastructure. With power 
failure still ubiquitous in many African cities, the success of urban farming strategies has been slow 
to develop; it is clear that investment and innovation are needed to turn a promising opportunity into 
something more viable. 

Decentralizing Supply Chains in African Food Markets. 
Kyle BALDOCK, Business and Project Development Director at AAVF - Chief Correspondent at AVF

I will talk about applying the AVF model in South Africa and how membership in the association can 
help  individual  urban  farmers  more  effectively  coordinate  their  means  of  production.  Specific examples will be usediand it will be question about applied research innovations in 
agri-finance, food transport and growing methods. 


The Association for Vertical Farming is an internationally active nonprofit organization of 
individuals, companies, research institutions and universities focusing on leading and advancing the 
sustainable growth and development of the vertical farming movement.  
Leading and Advancing the Sustainable Growth and Development of the Vertical Farming Industry 
and Movement 
Participate and Shape the Vertical Farming Industry for your Business Needs 
•  Policy & Legislation: Collaborate with the AVF in their work with local, national and supra-
national regulators and policy makers around the world to create the right framework and 
environment for your business 
•  Education: Develop and ensure that your future farmers are well trained 
•  Standardization: Help define the world of vertical farming by supporting and developing 
industry standards 
Grow Better and Stronger by Benefiting from Vertical Farming Crowd Wisdom in the AVF 
Member Network 
•  Access to industry expertise and education 
•  AVF vertical farming global database 
•  AVF member tours 
•  AVF experts’ industry evaluation 
•  AVF white Papers and industry reports 
•  Attract the right people and partners for your organization 
•  Recruiting and career platform 
•  Industry networking among business partners and service providers 
•  Access to Investors and sources of (government) funding 
•  Participate in funding calls (EU and USA) 
•  Engage with investors in the AVF network (being developed) 
•  Meet new customers and access new markets 
•  Join in industry events and trade fairs at discounted rates 
•  Participate in project workshops and hackathons 

Stay up to Date with Important Industry Developments 
•  Access to the members only information on the AVF website 
•  Receive the AVF newsletter and blog 
•  Listen to AVF podcasts and project highlights 


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