Follow our Journey: Austria

Official Name: Republic of Austria
Demonym: Austrian
Territorial Extension: 83,871 km²
Location: Europe
Capital: Vienna
Climate: Predominantly Temperate
Government: Parliamentary republic presided over by Alexander van der Bellen
Administrative Division: States, districts, and municipalities
Language: German
Population: 9,006,398 (UN, 2020)

Indoor farming in Austria, like in other countries, aims to overcome some of the challenges faced by traditional agriculture and provide a more efficient and sustainable alternative for food production. Some of the features and benefits associated with indoor farms in Austria include:

Efficient Use of Space: Indoor farming allows for vertical cultivation of plants in stacks or shelves, maximizing the use of available space. This is especially important in densely populated urban areas where agricultural space is limited.

Environmental Control: Indoor farms enable precise control of environmental factors such as temperature, humidity, light, and nutrients. This creates ideal conditions for plant growth, regardless of external weather conditions, resulting in more consistent and high-quality harvests.

Year-Round Production: With full environmental control, indoor farms can produce food year-round, regardless of seasons. This is particularly advantageous in cold climates where agricultural production can be seasonal.

Water Efficiency: Indoor agriculture can use hydroponic or aeroponic systems, which require less water than traditional irrigation. This helps conserve precious water resources and reduces water consumption in food production.

Reduced Pesticide Use: Due to the controlled environment and lack of exposure to outdoor pests and diseases, indoor farms can reduce dependence on chemical pesticides and herbicides.

Local and Fresh Food: Indoor farms can be located close to urban centers, meaning that food can be grown and harvested near consumers, allowing them access to fresh and local produce.

Urban Sustainability: Indoor agriculture can be part of broader urban sustainability strategies, helping to feed the local population with locally grown produce and reducing greenhouse gas emissions associated with long-distance food transportation.

At Canobi, our monitoring and automation solutions help small-medium-size indoor farms make efficient use of space and water to create an ideal environment that produces local, fresh, high-quality food year-round. Schedule a one-on-one demo to learn how Canobi addresses day-to-day business challenges and optimizes farm production →