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31 October - 12 November 2021
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Who is IGS?

We’re serious technical innovators and engineers, with experience in plant science, and our proven vertical farming technology is now being deployed all over the world.

Vertical farming is the practice of growing crops in vertically stacked trays. It often incorporates controlled-environment agriculture, which aims to optimise plant growth, and soilless farming techniques such as hydroponics.

Our Total Controlled Environment Agriculture (TCEA) vertical farming system allows our customers to grow crops in a clean environment with zero pesticides, fungicides and herbicides, while supporting reductions in power and labour requirements.

Take a tour of our Crop Research Centre near Dundee, Scotland.

 

Sustainability benefits of vertical farming through IGS

Climate action

Climate change and growing urbanisation are causing available arable land to decrease. The IGS system doesn’t need large amounts of arable land to grow crops, it’s possible to grow indoors in urban areas, closer to population centres. This both frees up arable land and reduces the distance that food travels to reach consumers.

Sustainable cities and communities

The IGS system can grow crops inside vacant buildings and warehouses, allowing for efficient use of limited space in cities. This frees up arable land, reduces the distance that food travels to reach consumers and future proofs supply chains.

Clean water and sanitation

The IGS system uses a closed-loop irrigation/fertigation system that is biosecure and that reuses between 95% and 97% of water in the growing system. This means zero surface runoff or nitrates in the water from fertiliser runoff.

Responsible consumption and production

Our system allows producers to grow close to consumers, minimising waste and reducing food miles. By using Total Controlled Environment Agriculture, we can maintain precision control over plants, offering local communities varied, nutrient-rich produce all year round.

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Create food security
for your region

Every nation around the world needs a sustainable and secure supply of fresh, affordable and nutritious food. It is increasingly believed that such supplies should be available more locally, at community level, as close to the point of consumption or production as possible to minimise waste and reduce climate change impact.

Vertical farming offers a progressive, modern way to complement traditional farming methods so that the planet can sustain an ever-increasing demand for food. As farmers and other growers put greater emphasis on sustainable food security and surety of supply chain, vertical farming is being recognised as an increasingly valuable way to diversify and drive efficiency.

Vertical farming isn't science fiction. It is real, it is viable, it works, and to combat climate change it is a key tool for preventing collapse.

Secure supply chains and reduce waste

IGS farms can be deployed across the world, solving environmental challenges such as excess or lack of water, extreme weather and temperatures and lack of arable land.

The consistency of output from an IGS vertical farm means that crops can be produced anywhere on the planet without reliance on complex supply chains. This means that smart producers can combat the relative scarcity of some products in various parts of the world, and offer nutritious, safe and quality produce to meet increasingly diversified consumer requirements.

Owners and operators of an IGS-powered vertical farm can be confident that they are following the UN's Sustainability Goals and Circular Economy Principles set out in the British Standards Institution 8001 Framework.

A proven leader in agritech