The Welsh Government has recently launched a Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) project with aims to increase the production of food in Wales which uses new technology in such a way that it has a positive contribution towards tackling climate change.
The project will support food businesses to use systems such as hydroponics, aeroponics and vertical farming where growing conditions such as water and light are controlled to maintain optimal crop development.
It will also contribute to the circular economy through the use of renewable energy.
While fruit and crops are difficult to grow in Wales and the land area appropriate for such use is limited, this project will enable producers to increase their output through means that contribute to mitigating climate change.
However, it must be noted that this can only be considered as one tool in the box for maintaining and increasing food production in Wales, contributing to the mitigation of climate change and ensuring that food security is maintained.