At Farmlyplace, we think that everyone, regardless of where they live or how much money they have, should have access to fresh, healthy, and sustainably cultivated food. That's why we've made it our mission to bring urban farming to communities all over the world by providing affordable, simple-to-use, and customizable farm franchise packages that include everything you need to get started growing your own food.
...access to fresh, healthy, and sustainably cultivated food
Farmlyplace stands at the pioneering intersection of science, precision vertical farming, and urban design, crafting a sustainable future for agriculture. As a leading agriculture system integrator, we are dedicated to empowering farmers across Europe, the Middle East, and Asia with the tools and knowledge necessary to cultivate high-value, superior-quality crops.
Originating from Germany, our diverse and cross-cultural team is committed to fostering a collaborative ecosystem that unites farmers, governments, and consumers. Together, we co-create the future of farming, leveraging the potentials of vertical farming and urban design to ensure food security, sustainability, and resilience in our communities.
At Farmlyplace, we believe in a world where farming is synonymous with innovation, inclusivity, and environmental stewardship. Join us as we cultivate the seeds of change, nurturing a greener, more prosperous planet for generations to come.
Our vision is to locally create fresh and healthy food in a sustainable way by enabling people to autonomously produce food.
Farmlyplace aims to leverages e.g empty or vacant buildings and creatively renews neglected space and neighbourhoods to grow leafy vegetables in our cities which are then sold to their local community?
Our mission transcends the boundaries of traditional farming, embracing economically viable precision agriculture for the innovators in the agricultural sector. Historically, precision farming has been a privilege reserved for the tech-savvy elite, those who cultivate either high-value or high-volume crops, due to the daunting investments required in education and technology. Farmlyplace is here to dismantle these barriers, making advanced agricultural practices accessible to small-scale farmers who are vital to our food systems yet often overlooked.
Farmlyplace stands for conceptual design, planning, construction, marketing, sales and the operation of modular farm systems as well as the trade of produce and healthy meals coming out of these farms.
We are people who make it our business to be like a good neighbor. Our success is built on a foundation of shared values — quality service and relationships, mutual trust, integrity and financial strength.
Is vertical farming really sustainable?
Vertical farming uses empty buildings to renew neglected neighborhoods, it uses less water than traditional agriculture, but how else can it be sustainable? Here are some advantages and limitations to vertical farming.
The High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE) on Food Security and Nutrition defines a sustainable food system as “a food system that delivers food security and nutrition for all in such a way that the economic, social and environmental bases to generate food security and nutrition for future generations are not compromised.”1
per kg lettuce
A recent study shows the amount of water used to produce 1kg of lettuce by traditional agriculture is comparable to filling a big freezer. Meanwhile, greenhouses use 92% less water to produce the same amount of lettuce, which is equal to the volume of a bucket.3
per m² / year (lettuce)
Vertical farms also achieve a higher crop yield. If you grow lettuce on an agricultural field of 1x1 meter, you can yield 3.9 kg every year. When lettuce is grown on the same acreage in a greenhouse, 41 kg can be harvested.3 Vertical farms can even yield twenty times more lettuce than agricultural fields.5
less food miles
The local production and harvesting of crops greatly reduces the amounts of ‘food miles’, which positively impacts travel costs and carbon footprint. This is particularly visible when transporting fresh foods, as their preservation through cooling methods produces a lot of CO2 emission.6
lower CO2 output
Vertical farms can lower overall CO2 output by 67-92% compared with greenhouses.4 The difference with field crops is even larger.6
1. High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE) (2014). Food Losses and Waste in the Context of Sustainable Food Systems, Report of the HLPE, Rome: HLPE
2. Benke, K., & Tomkins, B. (2017). Future food-production systems: vertical farming and controlled-environment agriculture. Sustainability: Science, Practice and Policy, 13(1), 13-26.
3. Barbosa, G.L., Gadelha, F.D.A., Kublik, N., Proctor, A., Reichelm, L., Weissinger, E., Wohlleb, G.M., Halden, R.U. (2015). Comparison of land, water, and energy requirements of lettuce grown using hydroponic vs. conventional agricultural methods. International journal of environmental research and public health, 12(6), 6879-6891.
4. Graamans, L., Baeza, E., Van Den Dobbelsteen, A., Tsafaras, I., & Stanghellini, C. (2018). Plant factories versus greenhouses: Comparison of resource use efficiency. Agricultural Systems, 160, 31-43.
5. Bayley, J.E., Yu, M., & Frediani, K. (2010). Sustainable food production using high density vertical growing (Verticrop). In XXVIII International Horticultural Congress on Science and Horticulture for People (IHC2010): International Symposium on 921 (pp. 95-104).
6. Kozai, T., Niu, G., & Takagaki, M. (Eds.). (2015). Plant factory: an indoor vertical farming system for efficient quality food production. Academic Press.
7. Molin, E., & Martin, M. (2018). Assessing the energy and environmental performance of vertical hydroponic farming.
We believe technology can and should be a force for good and that meaningful innovation can and will contribute to a brighter world in big and small ways.
Diversity and inclusion
We thrive on diverse voices. We engage our employees’ and customers’ experiences, strengths, and different points of view to inform, challenge, and stretch our thinking. This is how we innovate.
Corporate Social Responsibility
We believe technology is a powerful force for good and are working to foster a sustainable future where everyone has access to the benefits and opportunities created by technology.
Build Trust in Every Relationship
At Farmlyplace, we seek to consistently build trust in every interaction by conducting ourselves in a professional and honest manner. We invite you to join us in embracing this value, and help us build trust in every relationship, both within the Farmlyplace community and the community at large.