"Urban Agriculture is part of a local food system where food is produced within an urban area and marketed to consumers within that area. Singapore has housed agtech research & developments champions such as Sky Greens and Panasonic - companies that have developed technologies to make urban farming productive.
The diffusion of urban farming reflects a rising awareness of how food and farming can shape our cities.
This study was conducted with the objective of testing the hypothesis that tomato fruits from organic farming accumulate more nutritional compounds, such as phenolics and vitamin C as a consequence of the stressing conditions associated with farming system. A growing number of urban farming projects exist in and on urban buildings, including open rooftop farms, rooftop greenhouses and indoor farming.
The indoor vertical farming segment is further segregated into building-based vertical farming and shipping containers vertical farming. AeroFarms is a farming company that grows produce indoors without sun, soil or pesticides.
For the daily requirement of fresh vegetables, vegetables travel 30 to 100 Km before they reach the hands of final consumers. Urban farming is generally practiced for income-earning or food-producing activities though in some communities the main impetus is recreation and relaxation. Assessment (LCA) of Urban Food Growing in London found urban farms could potentially reduce food-related GHGs, such as CO 2 by 34 tons per hectare. Urban Farming is now becoming necessity of the time. Based on crop type, the market is segregated into, tomato, lettuce, leafy vegetables, strawberries, herbs, and others.The global vertical farming market has been studied with regard to four key regions—North America, Europe, Asia-Pacifi With urbanization, the agricultural fields are not only reducing but also going far away from cities, ie the ultimate consumers.