Bowery Farming: Sensors and robotics monitor crops, collect data

From robot bees to AI-powered farms, firms are betting on the greenfield agri-food innovation sector in Asia. Sunday Times journalist Tee Zhuo looks at the challenges and speaks to six players.

Bowery Farming chief executive Irving Fain says the firm aims to control the entire farming process "from seed to store".
Bowery Farming chief executive Irving Fain says the firm aims to control the entire farming process "from seed to store".PHOTO: BOWERY FARMING

Most Singaporeans would never have heard of Bowery Farming, a four-year-old New York-based start-up specialising in indoor vertical farming.

Yet Singapore's Temasek has been part of fund-raisers that have netted the company a combined $190 million in the last year.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on December 08, 2019, with the headline 'Sensors and robotics monitor crops, collect data'. Subscribe