Vertical farming system: A farming innovation for a limited area of land
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The farming of today is faced with numbers of issues. These are about availability and cost of land, finding the farm hand, higher cost of production inputs, changes in climatic conditions, fluctuating prices of agricultural commodities, the category of packages of technology to be adopted, and age of agripreneur. The term agripreneur refer to the person who invested in agriculture with the goal of producing animals, crops, or both intended for market. These are the farmers who are investing their money and aiming for a profit in return. They are not a typical farmer who considers their undertaking more on the “way of life rather than integrating business on it.” The Philippine market is confronted with the availability and price of rice. A suggested retail price is implemented to control the prevailing rate in the market. Aside from the so-called hoarding of rice grain, the other issues can be pointed out into the economic development. The rapid development in the city is expanding towards nearby municipalities. This development can be classified into commercial, residential, and industrial. However, the first-two classes dominated that converted more extensive areas of prime land into subdivisions and later on emerges the malls in the proximity. With such development, these lands producing hundreds of sack of rice were all gone with the snap of fingers. It led to the movement of farming from highly productive to idle and somewhat low productivity lands which significantly affect the supply of rice in the market.
Cabarles, J. C. , Jr. (2018). Vertical farming system: A farming innovation for a limited area of land. In 8th DA-CPU Organic Agrifair Seminar and Exhibits 2018: Ang duta bugay sang Dios, aton palanggaon: Health soil produces healthy crops for massive food production (pp. 20-21). Central Philippine University.