Research And Development
The vertical farming sector is constantly evolving. Continuous research and development at our 10,000 square foot facility ensures we stay ahead of the curve – and so do our clients.
Conventional farming is a major contributor to climate change. Growing food in fields degrades the soil, generates carbon emissions and requires large amounts of water, fertilisers and pesticides. But there is another way.
Vertical farming and CEA technologies can reduce carbon emissions by 92% and water usage by 98%. Crops can be grown up to 5 times faster and are completely protected from seasonal or unpredictable weather, pests and diseases. That means there’s no need for harsh chemicals and no wastage. Food grown indoors is also tastier, healthier and has a longer shelf life.
IAG’s approach has always been to connect and collaborate. We don’t just sell technologies – we build long-term relationships with our clients, offering the advice and support they need to make their business a success. We are deeply embedded in the academic and research community, often cooperating with universities to conduct studies and trials that will advance the vertical farming sector as a whole. And we’ve established strong networks all over the world with people who, like us, are committed to taking agriculture into a more sustainable future.
The desire to share our expertise, experience and facilities with as many people as possible is the driving force behind our consulting and research services.
Advice from the experts
IAG is one of the only vertical farming companies in the country to be both Red Tractor and Global G.A.P. accredited.
Red Tractor is the flagship logo of British food and farming and guarantees that food and drink has been certified to rigorous standards at every stage of the production process. It is used by almost all the major food retailers in the UK as a mark of quality for their suppliers. The Global G.A.P scheme is its international equivalent.
Whether you’re looking to enhance the scale and value of an existing business or considering setting up a brand new vertical farm, we can offer our expertise, advice and IP to help you flourish.
Our accreditations mean that we can help our clients themselves become Red Tractor or Global G.A.P. accredited, allowing them to establish commercial growing operations selling produce into supermarkets and other big retailers at significant volumes.
Global G.A.P. accredited