Cities are growing, populations are increasing, and competition continues for limited natural resources. Increasingly food-conscious consumers are demanding safe, local, high quality food. Within this context, a new industry has emerged to meet these challenges: urban agriculture. Using indoor lighting, recycling systems, and grow-sensitive technology, urban farming holds great promise as one tool to help the world achieve future food security.
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Ryan Lefers is a PhD student in the Water Desalination and Reuse Center at KAUST. He is a professional environmental and agricultural engineer with broad experience in water projects - both agricultural and environmental.
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