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Indoor Microfarms

Where we are

Extreme weather events due to climate change are forcing farms indoors but also offering technological opportunities for growing food in non traditional spaces. Micro-farms can be accommodated in basements or community spaces, cutting down on land and resource use.

Where we’re going

To feed an estimated 9 billion people by 2050, we’re going to reimagine global farming completely. Imagine plant factories with 365-day seasons, unscathed by droughts, freezes or pests. Urban communities will cultivate food in small high-tech farms using sophisticated systems that allow significantly higher yields.

How to think about it

Climate change will affect all food-related systems and new localized supply chains could usurp the current farm to supermarket model. If you work in food there are opportunities in areas from import/export, to transport, to merchandising. If you don’t, consider other big industries that could be scaled down and become more localized.


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