By Agriculture First
Rooftop farming is the cultivation of crops (mainly vegetables, fruits and herbs) on the top of buildings in urban areas or cities. The buildings could be of any kind from hospitals, schools/ universities, houses or restaurants.
There are various benefits of rooftop farming. First, it eases accessibility to healthy and nutritious food and supplements food produced in rural areas. The fact that the food has a shorter food chain means its fresh and tastier compared to food crops sourced from rural areas. In addition, it contributes to sustainable agri-food system by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and energy used during storage and transport. Read more>>