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An overview of vertical farming: highlighting the potential in Malaysian high-rise buildings


Sengodan, Papathy (2022) An overview of vertical farming: highlighting the potential in Malaysian high-rise buildings. Pertanika Journal of Science and Technology, 30 (2). pp. 949-981. ISSN 0128-7680; ESSN: 2231-8526


Recently, there has been a surge of interest in sustainable agriculture to address the impact of urban paradigm shifts on food demand and supply. Vertical Farming (VF) has attracted considerable attention, both scholarly and economically, as a way forward to improve food security in urban areas. Previous studies have documented and reviewed the benefits of VF against traditional agriculture. However, most research papers have only focused on case studies from temperate climate regions. There is a surprising paucity of empirical research in urban farming specifically related to VF in tropical countries. This study set out to examine the new emerging agricultural innovation—VF—in various building typologies the growing system and explores the feasibility in Malaysian high-rise buildings. The findings also revealed several successful outcomes of ongoing urban farming projects in Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand, which can significantly contribute to the planning and development of VF in a tropical climate. As a result, critical assessment criteria were identified for the successful development of the VF system in urban areas. This study implies significant opportunities for Malaysia to implement VF in local high-rise buildings.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.47836/pjst.30.2.06
Publisher: Universiti Putra Malaysia Press
Keywords: Building integrated agriculture; Control environment agriculture; High-rise building; Tropical climate; Typology; Urban farming; Vertical farming
Depositing User: Ms. Nuraida Ibrahim
Date Deposited: 27 May 2022 09:17
Last Modified: 27 May 2022 09:17
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/92586
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