A joint venture between AgTech company RotoGro and fresh produce grower Freshero is set to showcase a new fully automated, vertical hydroponic farming system. Kim Berry writes.

Roto-Gro International Ltd (RotoGro) and Freshero have embarked on a joint venture (JV) to develop a vertical farming system that they plan to take worldwide.

Australian-based RotoGro is focused on the cultivation of cannabis and fresh produce using its proprietary, patented, and patents pending technology with a stackable rotary hydroponic system. It provides a fully automated facility from seed to saleable product.

Freshero operates across the wholesale, retail and food service space in Australia, Southeast Asia and the Middle East.

RotoGro CEO Adam Clode says conservation and carbon footprint minimisation were “critically important” to the company.

“The joint venture is driving innovation and leading the future of urban vertical farming. Our industry-leading professionals have the vision and foresight to tackle the challenges posed by explosive population growth and exacerbated by scarcity of fertile, arable land and potable water.”

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