Vertical agriculture: Suspended horticulture in towers

The farmers of Bangladesh face many challenges associated with climate change and increases in population. Rising salinity, waterlogging, flooding and storm surges, coupled with a growing population that is expected to reach 250 million people by the year 2050, have resulted in a decrease in cultivable land for vegetable production. This brief descirbes how vertical agriculture can address the loss of cultivable land by maximizing the space around households and suspending horticulture production along trees, houses and bamboo structures. Vertical agriculture results in higher production rates and the use of less land and water.


Hossain, E., Nurun Nabi, S.M., Kaminski, A. (2015)
Penang, Malaysia: WorldFish. Program Brief: 2015-29