Smart Agriculture – Smart Floating Farming ( Future Of Farming )
Now all goes smart and yeah even agriculture also. What is the need of smart farming ?
According to the United Nations‘ World Population Prospects report, the world population is currently growing by approximately 74 million people per year. Current United Nations predictions estimate that (based on current growth trends) the world population will reach 9 billion in 2040. 11.0 billion around 2050.
Reference – World population predictions – Wikipedia
Now should I explain why we need smart farming ?
FORWARD THINKING ARCHITECTURE
It really looks smart 🙂
Architecture of Smart Floating Farms
Javier F. Ponce is an architect and founder of Forward Thinking Architecture from Barcelona, Spain, a company dedicated to environmentally beneficial and societally progressive architecture and urban design. They started working on Smart Floating Farming.
Floating farm runs on solar power and produces 8,152 tonnes of vegetables and 1,703 tonnes of fish a year, they also be used to catch 1.7 million fish a year.
The farms roof will be integrated with high performing photovoltaic panels and produces aprox : 2.72 MW. They will be 24m height and designed with a tree like structure
“Based on a Floating Multi-layered strategy which combines Aquaculture (fish), Hydroponics (crops) and Photovoltaics (solar power), we aim that these floating farms can be located close to areas where food is more needed and potentially become automated Farm Clusters run by the use of IT technologies/software.” Says Ponce on Forward Thinking Architecture’s.
Javier F. Ponce graduated from Tecnologico de Monterrey, attended UPC University in Barcelona and holds a Masters degree in Construction Technologies. Javier was an intern at Shigeru Ban Architects in Tokyo and afterwards he worked for 2 years at Norman Foster and Partners in London between 2007 and 2009, where he was exposed to different scales and types of projects worldwide.Javier has also collaborated as a freelance architect with Foreign Office Architects FOA and Alejandro Zaera’s architecture office.
Reference – Forward Thinking Architecture’s.
Now question is ” Are floating farms the answer to solving world hunger? “