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    OBJECTIVES:

     

    Give Back at least as much Horizontal Wilderness space as Ÿnsect stack Vertical Farming capacity.

     

    Biodiversity is our human life support system and it needs us now ! => We decided to act today by pledging @Ÿnsect vertical farm to give back space for wilderness to flourish instead of fail.

     

    Launched in 2019, this program establishes partnerships with NGOs and community initiatives to protect local biodiversity and wilderness spaces in the most efficient, collaborative and legally binding way possible.

     

    Our goal is to commit to protecting hundreds of hectares of land to biodiversity with various projects and actions in the years to come.

     

    Vertical farming can relieve pressure on our precious land, but we must ensure that wilderness will also flourish and not fail.

    METRICS:

    Ÿnsect Vertical Farming Capacity so far:

    •  1 site => 1,6 ha saved of production constraints

    Number of conservation partnerships: 2

    •  Land Reserve Naturelle Nationale de Chérine (Partner WWF)

    •  Ligue pour la Protection des Oiseaux

    Numbers of hectares of land preserved by our program:

    •  directly: 0 hectares

    •  indirectly: 370 hectares

     

     

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    Because saving space is nothing without lives in it, the program covers takes action that will promote biodiversity robustness by inventing endangered species, protecting existing biodiversity, raising awareness through education and inspiring more people to action.

     

    Contact for partners or other vertical farmers wanting to join forces: vertical.farm.for.horizontal.wild@ynsect.com

     

    HOW DOES IT WORK?

    A vertical farm is a place where food is produced in vertically stacked layers or in tall buildings with many floors. This stacking effect means that land that would have been used to grow this food previously is now freed from the necessity to be used for crop production.

    The efficiency of this land liberation is called the “freed land ratio” and it is calculated by dividing the stack vertical farming capacity of a vertical farm by the land footprint of this vertical farm.

    For Ÿnsect vertical farms, this ratio range typically between x20 and x40. This means that vertical farming of beetles allows us to use 20 to 40 time less land that a classical horizontal farm.

     

    Ÿnsect commits this “freed land” to biodiversity.