High-Tech Plant Factories: Challenges and Way Forward
Liu, Stella; Teng, Paul | October 2017
Natural disasters in the Asia Pacific have substantially affected the agricultural sector with crop losses amounting to $28 billion USD. These incidences are expected to increase because of climate change. Plant factories, completely indoor environmentally controlled farming systems, have been touted as a solution to “climate-proof” agriculture. This policy brief highlights the challenges in this space that plant factory operators face and presents policy recommendations gleaned from best practices in Japan, China and Taiwan – the countries that have witnessed the greatest growth in plant factories in the past few decades.
CitationLiu, Stella; Teng, Paul. 2017. High-Tech Plant Factories: Challenges and Way Forward. © S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies. http://hdl.handle.net/11540/7750.
Agricultural And Rural Development
Asian Development Bank
Water Resources Development
Organic dairy farming
New agricultural enterprises
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