Must Read! Acres Or Inches? Size Matters! Farming System Improvises by Vertical Farming!
Do you know the exact population rate of India?? NO? well, the approximate population in India is 1,350,438,098. A lot isn?t it? Well, we all know that after China, we are the second-largest country in terms of population. Yeah! You can laugh! But it is a fact. Did you ever think what resources we use in our daily life will apparently fall short as the population increases? The seeds, crops and raw materials of food would one day diminish in its quantity? There would be a lack of space due to our ever-increasing population as well? So, to curb that, we have a new form called ?Farm Scraper?.
The advent of agriculture has ushered in an unprecedented increase in the human population and their domesticated animals. Farming catalyzed our transformation from primitive hunter-gatherers to sophisticated urban dwellers in just 10,000 years. Today, over 800 million hectares is committed to soil-based agriculture or about 38% of the total landmass of the earth. It has re-arranged the landscape in favor of cultivated fields at the expense of natural ecosystems, reducing most natural areas to fragmented, semi-functional units, while completely eliminating many others. Reliable food supply was the result.
This singular invention has facilitated our growth as a species to the point now of world domination over the natural world from which we evolved. Despite the obvious advantage of not having to hunt or scavenge for our next meal, farming has led to new health hazards by creating ecotones between the natural world and our cultivated fields. As the result, transmission rates of numerous infectious disease agents have dramatically increased- influenza, rabies, yellow fever, dengue fever, malaria, trypanosomiasis, hookworm, schistosomiasis ? and today these agents emerge and re-emerge with devastating regularity at the tropical and sub-tropical agricultural interface.
One solution involves the construction of urban food production centers ? vertical farms ? in which our food would be continuously grown inside of tall buildings within the built environment. If we could engineer this approach to food production, then no crops would ever fail due to severe weather events (floods, droughts, hurricanes, etc.). Produce would be available to city dwellers without the need to transport it thousands of miles from rural farms to city markets. Spoilage would be greatly reduced since crops would be sold and consumed within moments after harvesting. If vertical farming in urban centers becomes the norm, then one anticipated long-term benefit would be the gradual repair of many of the world?s damaged ecosystems through the systematic abandonment of farmland. In temperate and tropical zones, the re-growth of hardwood forests could play a significant role in carbon sequestration and may help reverse current trends in global climate change. Other benefits of vertical farming include the creation of a sustainable urban environment that encourages good health for all who choose to live there; new employment opportunities, fewer abandoned lots and buildings, cleaner air, safe use of municipal liquid waste, and an abundant supply of safe drinking water.