Published on 17 Nov 2020

Sky Urban Solutions - Vertical Farming As An Urban Agriculture Solution

Khoo Hong Meng

Vertical farming is less resource-intensive compared to traditional farming. It requires less manpower, water, and electricity. Ng’s invention is supported by funding and R & D partnerships with government and research institutions. After its first year of commercialisation, Sky Urban Solutions was internationalised through sale of expertise while penetrating further into the locally-produced leafy vegetable market by expanding the scale of its local operations.

However, market critics still believe that vertical farming is untested and traditional farming would take exigencies. Should Sky Urban Solutions expand its business so aggressively after only one year of commercialisation? There are marketing and operation challenges that might affect the company’s long-term business sustainability.

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