Born with the belief that continuous innovation in agriculture is the only way to sustainably feed nine billion people by 2050, the Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture (GFIA) has emerged as a global authority on sustainable food production, driving innovation through exhibitions and conferences across the world that have welcomed over 25,000 visitors from 121 countries since 2014.
Global Vision. Local Relevance.
At the invitation of the Abu Dhabi Government, GFIA was first launched in the UAE capital in 2014, and the city continues to host this flagship event, that now attracts more than 8,000 attendees each year.
With other regional events also having been launched in South Africa, The Netherlands and Australia, GFIA is now extending its reach into North America with the launch of GFIA in Focus Canada.
The GFIA in Focus series of events is designed to present the latest solutions for sustainable agriculture in a specific market sector that has developed value chains, a progressive outlook, and where there is remarkable growth and opportunity.
At GFIA in Focus Canada, the spotlight will be on the indoor farming and controlled environment industry and will offer 80 suppliers and 1,500 buyers a pioneering forum and marketplace to connect in a market that is expected to experience significant growth over the next few years.
GFIA in Focus Canada – indoor farming and controlled environments.
Home to the most sought-after A.I. talent, some of the fastest growing agtech start-ups, and a fantastically large and engaged indoor farming movement, Canada is a hot-bed for advances in productivity for greenhouse growing, vertical farming and urban agriculture.
The value of Canada’s greenhouse produce crop more than doubled, to $1.3 billion last year from $600 million in 2001, and now eclipses eggs, potatoes or Durum wheat. From Ontario alone, every day about 200 refrigerated transport trucks loaded with greenhouse tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers cross the border, headed to New York, Boston and as far away as Florida. And there are over 250,000 sq ft of indoor crop production facilities in Toronto city centre, with 50 community, private and government organisations driving government policy review and land reform to boost this sector that is hugely popular with Canadian consumers.
Hosting an exhibition, main stage conference, innovations theatre, partner workshops and a meetings programme, GFIA in Focus Canada will present the latest innovations and technologies for sustainable food production to 1,500 food producers, policy makers, scientists and investors.