The fourth State of CEA Survey from IUNU was released today. This year, the study will be expanded to include the industry’s two most critical leading segments: greenhouse fruit and vegetable production and decorative greenhouse output. To produce a thorough report that will direct CEA open innovation priorities, IUNU is working with the University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR), The VINE agrifood technology innovation program, the Global Controlled Environment Agriculture Consortium (GCEAC), and UC Davis-led AI Institute for Next Generation Food Systems (AIFS).
When we think about the future of indoor farming, Gabe Youtsey, the Chief Innovation Officer of UC ANR, emphasized the need for an industry-led, market-driven strategy to steer innovation goals and investments. The 2023 State of CEA study, which has developed into a well-known and regarded industry data source, is returning from IUNU. Five hundred farmers participated in the poll last year, and more than 2 million individuals downloaded the study. Operators of greenhouses are welcome to take the confidential survey, which takes around 25 minutes to complete and is shared solely through anonymous trends. The poll will be available for a few weeks, and then IUNU anticipates releasing the report.
“This report is a trusted resource for the industry, and we’re happy to bring it back in an expanded capacity,” said Allison Kopf, Chief Growth Officer of IUNU. “We’ve noticed a surge in headlines about our sector over the past year. This research will investigate those tales and give information on business performance, significant market potential, and the difficulties affecting producers.”
Operators of greenhouses can take the 2023 State of CEA survey here. It takes about 25 minutes to complete the survey. Participants may be from any CEA organization (indoor, high tunnel, or greenhouse). The information gathered is kept private and is only shared via anonymous trends. No personally identifiable data is ever disclosed.
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