Farmers urged to grow crops on the roof

Outlet: The National

April 3, 2012

DUBAI // Greenhouses could soon be a thing of the past for farmers. Instead, crops will be grown on the roofs of office blocks and in vertical stacks, say agriculture experts.
Cultivation under glass is a problem in a hot climate because keeping greenhouses cool in the summer uses too much energy.

Roof farming and stacks – known as vertical farming – could produce better food, while using far less water.

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