Sadly, the financial viability of numerous vertical farming ventures has been called into question due to the heavy capital expenditure involved. The high-tech urban and vertical farming sectors present advanced agricultural technologies, akin to ‘agricultural spaceships’, which often prove to be excessive. These are not only surplus to a requirement from a technical perspective but also represent an unnecessary financial burden.
We, at Agrotonomy, acknowledge and appreciate the creative brilliance of the engineers and machinists behind these projects, as well as the exceptional IT personnel working behind the scenes.
However, most of these vertical farming endeavors have failed to meet their expected quality and yield targets. What’s more, these highly sophisticated vertical farms often encounter limitations in the diversity of fruits and vegetables they can cultivate, typically restricted to small sizes, such as micro and baby greens.
Notably, compared to other vertical farming solutions, Tower Garden technology demands a considerably smaller investment and doesn’t necessitate prior farming or gardening expertise. For more details, we recommend a blog article on our website titled ‘Tower Farms: No Previous Farming Experience Required!‘.
Agrotonomy has been at the forefront of developing several aeroponic vertical farming initiatives in Middle Eastern countries such as Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, and the UAE. Furthermore, we’re dedicated to establishing new Tower Farms in Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Israel, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, and Turkey.
Aeroponic tower models for home-use like the Tower Garden HOME and the Tower Garden FLEX will be available in the UAE in late August 2023.