The London Digital Twin Research Centre has today kicked-off the project “Urban Resilience in Agriculture Through Highly Automated Vertical Farming in Vietnam and the UK” with partner Van Lang University and Khang Thinh Irrigation Tech (Vietnam), within the British Council’s Going Global Partnerships programme.
Link to the details of the Programme
Challenges in agricultural product supply during COVID-19 pandemic brought the idea of adapting a highly automated vertical farm system to the urban context. This project is international research that is aimed at sustainability issues arising from food resilience needs. The project will study the digital technologies (DT/IoT) for automation in agriculture and support of vertical farming concept in production control and monitoring. Alongside the technical work, there is a substantive piece of educational work on vertical farming with young people. The project is an example of collaboration with the Business School at Middlesex Uni to investigate farmer participation and urban ecosystem service delivery. Our partners from Vietnam are Van Lang University and Khang Thinh Irrigation firm.