Smart Plant Production in Controlled Environments

Lead the research and development for the design of a stand-alone urban farm system.
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Department of Science and Technology
Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development
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University of the Philippines
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University of the Philippines
Los Baños
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Institute of Biology
University of the Philippines Diliman
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Electrical and Electronics Engineering Institute
University of the Philippines
Institute of Plant Breeding
University of the Philippines
Los Baños
Controlled environments.

Controlled environments urban farming and high-technology plant conservation

This program will take advantage of electronics, sensors, and automation in a facility aimed at the promotion of controlled environments urban farming, and high-technology plant conservation in controlled environments.
The facility will integrate the concepts of vertical farming, resource-efficient farming, and engineered microclimates. It is envisioned to be composed of outdoor greenhouses with one big structure serving as the main building. The main structure will house a living laboratory - a museum of sorts where visitors can see the various technologies; and a produce store where visitors can buy fresh vegetables grown onsite.

Technology 🤝 Farming

More than showing efficiency in food production the program aims to remove the visual of farming as a labor-intensive, backbreaking type of work. SPICE showcases all available technologies to provide food crops that are organic, easier to grow, use less water and energy, and grow faster and healthier.
Technology and farming.

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