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Sustainable Pyramid Agriculture

The Vertical Farm Project Could Chance The Face Of Farming Forever

— February 8, 2011 — Eco
The ancient Egyptians built a thriving civilization on the banks of the Nile under the towering gaze of their magnificent pyramids, but professors Eric Ellingsen and Dickson Despommier have envisioned a bold new relationship between pyramids and agriculture called the Vertical Farm Project.

The Vertical Farm Project involves creating 'closed loop agricultural' ecosystems where nearly every aspect of the farming process is recycled and re-used—especially water and nutrients. The result is a highly sustainable and incredible solution to areas of the world that don't have the large expanses of fertile farm land needed to feed their populations. Best of all, however, is the fact that giant pyramids just look really darn cool.
Trend Themes
1. Vertical Farming - The trend of vertical farming creates agricultural ecosystems where every aspect of farming is recycled, re-used, and highly sustainable.
2. Closed Loop Agriculture - The trend of closed loop agriculture is disrupting traditional farming as it creates minimal waste, highly efficient, and sustainable agricultural ecosystems.
3. Sustainable Farming - The trend of sustainable farming is pushing agriculture to become more environmentally-friendly, efficient, and innovative.
Industry Implications
1. Agriculture - The agriculture industry has the opportunity to embrace vertical farming, closed loop agriculture, and sustainable farming practices to increase efficiency, productivity, and sustainability.
2. Real Estate Development - The real estate development industry can capitalize on the demand for sustainable and efficient food production facilities by creating vertical farms and closed loop agriculture ecosystems.
3. Technology - The technology industry can play a vital role in supporting the development of vertical farming and closed loop agriculture systems through the creation of innovative technologies such as AI, robotics, and automation.
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