Ontario farmers faced unprecedented challenges following a series of climate hazards, global supply chain disruptions, and important shortages in labor. Recently, Senator Robert Black has pointed out the problems the supply chain had due to labor shortages and vacancies of above 20% as the companies couldn’t find the required labor to fill in the product lines thus affecting the entire supply chain from producers to the end-users.
Companies thus seek alternative solutions to the issue in order to prevent further damages. Indoor vertical farming is seen by many, as a potential solution to some type of agriculture and has since attracted large investments to continue the research and expand operations throughout the country and sometimes throughout the world. Today, we take a look at 4 Ontario-based companies shaping the future of farming through their technology or their services.