Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment

Trends in greenhouse farming technology : A review


Ifechukwude lsrael Ahuchaogu,   Okhionkpamwunyi Precious Ehiomogue, Uwana Iniobong Udoumoh

Recieved Date: 2022-01-11, Accepted Date: 2022-03-20


The quest for food security and sustainability has generated a new trends towards the purpose and use of the greenhouse farming technology. For the developed world, there is an increase rate of research and development of new trends involving greenhouse technology. The scenario is a well far cry from what is obtainable in the developing world, Africa and Nigeria in particular. The various advantages presented by greenhouse farming technology is grossly underutilized by developing world. This study is focused on reviewing the various types of greenhouse (GH) in existence, present research trends in GH technology, adaptable irrigation type for GH farming, design criteria for GH, trends in smart GH farming. The reviewed literature will bring to fore what has been done regarding GH farming and open up large range of areas where research gaps abound while exposing the deficits in the developing world. Harnessing the huge advantages presented by willingly and vigorously engaging in GH farming technology will to mitigate hunger and adverse food security thereby meeting, at least, one of the sustainable development goals of United Nations. In addition, the inclusion of Information Technology (IT) and Internet of Thing, robotic agriculture and adaptation of GIS and farm site mapping, etc has proven from literature that is the way to go in other to make food sufficiently available, reduce risk, waste as well as drudgery encountered in traditional GH farming.


Greenhouse, agriculture, microclimate, irrigation, smart agriculture, intelligent greenhouse

Journal: Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment
Year: 2022
Volume: 20
Issue: 2
Category: Agriculture
Pages: 69-74

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