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Quarterly Newsletter - Issue 1


We're excited to unveil the first global map of urban agriculture on the AVF website. This interactive map features data from vertical farms, community gardens, and greenhouses around the world. We have been working hard to survey companies and organizations to build a single robust source for tracking urban agriculture globally. Not only does this map offer the locations of vertical and urban farms, but it also tells you whether or not they use artificial light, what their primary purpose is, how and if they are integrated into existing structures, and much, much more. Check out the map clicking the image above. Take part by submitting your urban farm through our questionnaire.

Spring 2014 Technology Trends Report on Vertical Farming

Read this exclusive article on the latest trends in vertical farming as emerging innovations and technology take the leading role in the rapidly developing industry. From sensors to substrates and at-home food production, this article covers the emerging trends in vertical farming and the businesses and technologies that you should be aware of. Click here.

Interested in writing about vertical farming or urban agriculture? Submit your interest to and be featured in next quarter's AVF newsletter.

Introducing the Association for Vertical Farming

Who we are

We are an internationally active nonprofit organization focusing on advancing Vertical Farming (VF) technologies, designs, and businesses. The AVF is based in Munich, Germany with regional chapters in Europe, North America, Africa and Asia.


Vision & Mission

The AVF sees its leading role in bringing together all forces in the field of VF from research, business, and policy to create opportunities for the sustainable growth of VF around the globe.


Our mission is to facilitate the global implementation of VF systems to ensure food security, food safety, green jobs, environmental protection and climate change resilience.


What we offer

  • Quarterly newsletter

  • Design competitions

  • Workshops, meetings, conferences

  • Identify synergies and connections

  • Exchange of research, knowledge, technology  


What we initiate

  • Policy recommendations

  • Business collaborations

  • Demonstration projects

  • Technology partnerships

  • Data transparency


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Upcoming Dates:


28.05.2014 - Bonn, Germany, Urban Agriculture Event co-hosted by ICLEI and Plantagon

08.07.2014 - Munich, Germany, Vertical Farming Info Day hosted by AVF

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  • Connect with like-minded people and start or support new VF initiatives
  • Improve and share research and development
  • Strengthen political influence and encourage the implementation of VF worldwide
  • Speak at VF events and conferences
  • Learn more about VF and stay up to date with the rapidly evolving industry
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