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How the Produce Supply Chain Can Become Even Stronger After COVID-19

Kalera vertical farm in Orlando produce supply chain

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One thing the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us is that even minor vulnerabilities in the fresh produce supply chain can lead to significant market disruptions. However, one silver lining is that America’s fruit and vegetable production facilities can be re-engineered for a much-needed upgrade, with a focus on greater resilience, inclusiveness, and sustainability.

In a recent post on the blog page of the Association for Vertical Farming (AVF), Dr. Joel Cuello, Vice-Chair of AVF and Professor of Biosystems Engineering at the University of Arizona, outlines six essential touchstones that can guide this redesign of the produce supply chain.

Read Cuello’s full post here.



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