Project goals: linking agricultural production and building infrastructure
The sustainable supply of regional food to the steadily growing urban population is an enormous challenge. In particular, there is a lack of land for the cultivation of food crops on site. New concepts for urban food production are in demand. With the inFARMING® concept, Fraunhofer UMSICHT has developed a promising approach that links production systems and building infrastructures.
Facades, roofs and even entire buildings can serve as agricultural land in cities. Fraunhofer UMSICHT is further developing building-integrated plant production under the umbrella brand inFARMING®. Existing technologies of greenhouses are combined with new concepts, innovative process technology and material research. We meet the specific requirements of building-integrated agriculture and realize technically, economically and ecologically advantageous solutions. The inFARMING® concept is holistic, it takes into account not only production but also transport and marketing. Accompanying life cycle assessments can highlight the positive effects on the environment.