Rooftop farm produces up to 10 times more than traditional farms [News]

February 15, 2014 by  
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By Eileen Poh, Channel NewsAsia, 14 Feb 2014

Tucked away in the heart of Orchard Road is a uncommon sight for Singapore’s main shopping belt.

A vegetable and fish farm called Comcrop is located on the rooftop of *SCAPE.

With 6,000 square feet of space, it can produce eight to 10 times more than traditional farms over the same area by using vertical farming techniques.

The farm also uses aquaponics, a self-sustaining system that breaks down by-products from tilapia, a type of fish, which are utilised by plants as nutrients. The clean water is then fed back to the plants.

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Source: Channel NewsAsia

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