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Benefits & challenges

Benefits

a photo of the plant factory
  • Capable of stable year-round production
  • Can be Installed on non-farmland areas, such as industrial parks and vacant stores in shopping districts
  • Grow safe, high-quality agricultural produce with no or minimal pesticide use
  • Possible to employ novice farmers due to the light workload and the ease of standardizing procedures
  • Comfortable work environment in which the elderly and people with disabilities can work with ease

Challenges

a photo of the plant factory
  • High energy costs and facility installation costs
  • Cultivation technology yet to be established
  • Lack of human resources with both cultivation skills and facility management skills
  • Limited types and varieties of crops available for production
Last updated:2013-01-17
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
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