How to contribute to Sustainable Development Goals with Farminova?
According to a report realized by the United Nations, the estimate of global population will be over 9.7 billion by 2050, it might sound like there is a long way, however it is just 29 years away. With growing population concerns we have, and their solutions been changing and shaping to a novel form they are today then they were 20 years ago.
For instance, for the first time in the United Nations history, they adapted an agenda as general yet as focused, the Sustainable Development Goals 2030. There are 17 main goals in the agenda, vertical farming conturibites to; SDG 2, 3, 6, 11, 12, 13, 15.
SDG 2 End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
Vertical farming has been focused on food security since the beginning. Vertical farming can contribute to access to nutritious food where and when needed. Not relying on outside sources like seasons or arable lands gives you the chance to grow and harvest as needed with no risks. By taking this into consideration vertical farming can be the answer to get stable and constant supply of food with the power of independence.
SDG 3 Good Health and Well-Being, ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
One difficulty we are facing today is that having access to quality greens and food is getting more and more complicated. Vertical Farming can contribute to the establishment of healthy eating habits by providing a huge range of fresh, nutritious and chemical-free food. A healthy planet means healthy people. Environment controlled agriculture (ECA) gives us the chance to eliminate these factors and provides us with a range of fresh and nutritious food.
SDG 6 Clean Water and Sanitation, Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
In traditional agriculture the amount of water resources is hard to notice, ECA lets us use the minimum amount of water needed to grow plants with high nutritious value. Vertical farming yields and uses only 80% of water comparing to traditional farming. With developing technologies, we might use wastewater in vertical farming facilities.
SDG 11 Sustainable Cities and Communities, Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
With the population growth the demand for food is increasing every passing day, and when we consider that most of the global population lives in cities, forming self-sustainable cities should be the priority. Cities are the main importers of food, yet they can not grow there given that cities don't have the right standarts neighter enough space. There is no challange that vertical farming is facing so that the food cities need can grow right at the backyards. Creating sustainable cities also contribute eliminating the pollution stemming from food imports and exports.
SDG12 Responsible Consumption & Production, Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
Creating a sustainable food system is curial and this is the responsibility of both, consumer and producers. Suppliers has the power to create the impact. With Vertical Farming, we are able to act transparently with our harvests, thus act will let suppliers and consumers engage and
SDG 13 Climate Action
Climate change is the leading challenge we are facing globally and unfortunately agriculture is intensively contributing to global warming with their carbon footprint formed by the usage of fertilizers, fossil fuel used for agricultural machines and greenhouse gases created. Vertical farming facilities do not require any of the elements stated above, so it is safe to say we can create a carbon positive and fossil-fuel free system with the technologies.
SDG 15 Life on Land
According to a research, currently 40% of the Earth’s land is occupied for farming, which is taken away from the natural habitats of animals and effecting the biodiversity. When a land is used for agricultural purposes, this directly affects the biodiversity because of the usage of pesticides and chemicals, the land gradually becomes not safe for animals to habitat. By decreasing the land used for food production we can create the right standards and a safe environment for various animal species.