Agtech solutions with The Agrarian Group in Oregon


Posted on Tuesday 9th August 2022
Agtech Solutions for Oregon

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An increasingly viable solution for climate change is Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA), implemented across the U.S., in states likes Oregon

The water, energy, and food security nexus is a real and present problem. 

Here are some highlights from the website of The Agrarian Group:

As a species, we face the most complex and deadly problems we have ever encountered. Erratic weather events caused by climate change destroy crop yields each year. Pesticides have ruined our soil and water scarcity has become a national security issue. 70% of food cost is linked to fossil fuels, and prices are only expected to rise. The average food item travels 1500 miles to reach it's destination. However, despite everything we do, 40% of all food in the United States is thrown away post-harvest. 


The Agrarian Group was started as an answer to a question - How will we feed the projected 9.1 Billion people that will reside on earth in 2050? To achieve this, we need to increase our already stressed agricultural production by 70%. How do we grow better?

To learn more about Vertical Farming for states like Oregon, visit The Agrarian Group

Agtech solutions can help solve the challenges we face.

Here is an example of Agtech Solutions in Oregon:

New growth for innovative vertical farm, Forward Greens

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A Vancouver company is redefining the future of farming– and it’s getting some major growth.

Local indoor vertical farm, Forward Greens is growing up instead of out to meet rising demands.

The innovative model uses 95% less water and 97% less land than traditional methods and uses no pesticides, which is all a part of Founder Ken Kaneko’s commitment to sustainable indoor farming.

“By growing vertically, Forward Greens is able to save on resources like water and land,” Kaneko told KOIN 6 News. “And we’re able to create an extremely local experience since we only ship up to 250 miles from our facility.”

The company’s inventive production methods were inspired by Kaneko’s first encounter with vertical farming during a business trip to Japan. The founder told KOIN 6 News, at that moment a seed was planted.

Driven by a passion for sustainability, Kaneko brought the idea back to Washington, building roots in Vancouver and continuing to develop and grow the company for over two years.

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