About Farmlyplace

Our Core Values and Commitments

Vision

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?

Mission

Farmlyplace is a data driven food company whose mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to produce sustainable food. We strive to create local food opportunities, social business, and impact in every country around the world. Our strategy is to implement and educate on the best-in-class food production platforms and build productivity services for a distributed and sustainable food system, empowered with innovation and technology.

The Key

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.

Teamwork begins by building trust

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much

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Co-Founder and CFO

Pia Schappeit

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pia+paulo
Developer

Beta Boy

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francesco
Designer

Gamma Gig

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pia+aurora
Manager

Delta Duck

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fact check

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

1 liter
water consumption

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 

 

80-120 kg
crop yield

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

~2000
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

~67-92%
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  

References

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.

Strategy
1.

Innovation

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.

2.

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.

3.

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.

4.

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.

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