CHALLENGES FACED BY THE HYDROPONICS INDUSTRY WORLDWIDE
The sustainable development of the planet and the ways we feed and clothe the population are major issues confronting the world today. As a global community, we need to advance our expertise in plant production, food technology, sustainable management of natural resources, as well as how we use the natural environment for recreational activities. Agriculture and horticulture specialists will face some of the greatest challenges in the XXIst century. They will need to assist in the supply of food and fibre products for a growing population that is expected to number 8.9 billion people by 2050 (USAID, 2004). The main challenge will be to supply safe products that are needed for a quality of life while maintaining a healthy planet.
Carruthers, S. (2007). CHALLENGES FACED BY THE HYDROPONICS INDUSTRY WORLDWIDE. Acta Hortic. 742, 23-27
Hydroponic industry, greenhouse technology