May, 11th 2017 – AeroFarms, the world leader in indoor vertical farming announces a strategic partnership with the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities to combat climate change and food insecurity.
100 Resilient Cities – Pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation (100RC) helps cities around the world become more resilient to social, economic, and physical challenges that are a growing part of the 21st century. 100RC provides this assistance through: funding for a Chief Resilience Officer in each city who will lead the resilience efforts; resources for drafting a Resilience Strategy; access to private sector, public sector, academic, and NGO resilience tools; and membership in a global network of peer cities to share best practices and challenges.
Feeding a growing population while stemming the tide of climate change is a major challenge for cities all over the world and AeroFarms will offer its expertise in addressing these pressing issues to the 100RC members.
“We are thrilled to be able to offer our considerable expertise and experience to help make cities more food resilient and find effective and creative ways to address food security, and announcing this strategic partnership at the annual Seeds + Chips Global Innovation Summit in Milan, Italy where Milan is one of the 100 Resilient Cities is the perfect way to kick off this program as we look to build responsible farms all over the world” said AeroFarms CEO David Rosenberg.
AeroFarms joins a prestigious group of other “Platform Partners” that have committed to helping cities around the world prepare for, withstand, and bounce back from the ‘shocks’ – catastrophic events like hurricanes, fires, and floods – and ‘stresses’ – slow-moving disasters like water shortages, homelessness, and unemployment – that are increasingly part of 21st century life.
“In an increasingly complex and challenging world, cities need partnerships with leading companies like AeroFarms to help build a global resilience movement particularly for food security, just when it is needed most,” said Michael Berkowitz, President of 100 Resilient Cities.
Strategic Platform Partners are dedicated to providing 100RC network cities with solutions that integrate big data, analytics, technology, resilience land use planning, infrastructure design, and new financing and insuring products. Other 100RC Platform Partners include Microsoft, The World Bank, Ernst & Young, Siemins, Cisco, The Nature Conservancy, Save the Children, and World Wildlife Fund.