According to experts an average acre of traditionally farmed land will earn a farmer between PKR20, 000 and PKR30, 000 per year. An average acre of hydroponically grown crops will earn between PKR 200,000 and PKR250, 000 per year.
The typical average yield for hydroponic tomatoes is about 40 pounds per square foot per year. The yield may be less than that if your tomato plants lack the proper care and nutrients. According to Texas A&M; AgriLife Extension, growers can get 46 to 50 pounds per 1.4 square feet under optimum conditions.
Vertical Farming is a revolutionary approach to producing high quantities of nutritious and quality fresh food all year round, without relying on skilled labour, favorable weather, high soil fertility or high water usage. Vertical Farm Systems growing cycles are consistent and reliable, allowing commercial growers to confidently commit to delivery schedules and supply contracts. In a well-managed Vertical Farm System there are no such thing as 'seasonal crops' and there are no crop losses. Production overheads in Vertical Farm Systems installations are commercially competitive and predictable. In some cases profitability of over 30% has been demonstrated even after deducting full amortisation of capital equipment over a 10 year period. 20 % less water consumption,
Crop cycles are also faster due to the systems’ controlled temperature, humidity, daylight hours optimisation and the use of bioponic biologically active organic plant nutrients. The systems can produce market grade produce of several crops within just 21 days.