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Navotas City launches Philippines' tallest vertical farm

National Capital Region's Navotas City Council, together with the Boy Scout of the Philippines (BSP) and Good Greens & Co., unveiled on Saturday the tallest aeroponic vertical farm in the country.

Text and photos by Danny Pata
Text and photos by Danny Pata

According to the city council, the four-tower farm in standing on a 300-square-meter area in Tanza resettlement community.

"The aim is to produce high-volume harvests that are centrally located in the community," according to Simon Villalon, GGC president.

He said that aeroponic tower farm technology allows saving 75% to 90% space, which is an important consideration when operating out of a greenhouse, indoors, or on a rooftop.

The vertical farm is equipped with state-of-the-art technology that increases vegetable yield  by a factor of 100, two times more than other farms.

Suited to a tropical climate, the structure supports vegetable growth year-round, with a target harvest of eight tons of leafy vegetables every year.

Posted by BSP Navotas City Council on Friday, October 23, 2020

In the Philippines, aeroponic vertical farm is already tested in Taguig City, Villalon said, adding that some have been built up in San Fernando, Pampanga; and two in Bacolod City; and in Paranaque City. —LBG, GMA News