REFARMERS is a leader in Europe for indoor & urban farming solution. We have worked on all types of vertical farming projects: indoor farms, rooftop greenhouses, container farms, in-store micro-farms, for big retailers as well as start-ups.

We have designed systems and provided solutions for dozens of customers in 16 countries. We have first-hand experience in operating hydroponic & aeroponic farms, in a greenhouse and indoors. This gives us a solid understanding of both the business and technical challenges associated with indoor and urban farming.

Whether you plan a production-focused 2000 m² indoor farm or an urban greenhouse with a diversified business model, leverage our expertise to accelerate your project and minimize your risk. Our customers range from Franprix – Paris #1 supermarket chain – to InVivo, the French leading agricultural cooperative.

MARKET RESEARCH & BUSINESS DESIGN

Indoor & urban farming opens a world of innovative business opportunities. We will help you explore your market and suggest a choice of business models, defining your target segments and your product/services, with potential volumes & pricing.

FEASIBILITY STUDY

Make sure your project is viable by assessing your potential sites & technical solutions. We will estimate your financial investment & operational expenses and match this data with your revenue forecast to estimate your ROI. So, you can decide if your project is worth taking forward.

DUE DILIGENCE

If you are considering an investment in indoor or urban farming, we will audit your target company, assessing their business model, technology, capabilities & processes, so you can make an informed decision in this emerging industry.

MARKET & TECHNOLOGY INTELLIGENCE,
SUPPLIER EVALUATION

 Whether you are an entrepreneur, an investor or an established company looking into indoor & urban farming, we can help you understand major trends, identify key players & technologies and assess specific suppliers.

FARM SYSTEM ENGINEERING,  PROCUREMENT & PROJECT COORDINATION

Our engineers will design your farm system. We will choose technical solutions being mindful of initial costs as well operational expenses and define a layout that optimizes operational performance (workflow, workers safety & climate consistency):

  • Agro-technical solution
  • Lighting
  • HVAC
  • Monitoring & control

We will take charge of procurement and coordinate your farm installation.

RISK, PROCEDURES, COMPLIANCE CONSULTANCY

Hydroponic & vertical farms are complex systems. They can work beautifully, offer high yields and top quality consistently. However, technical issues and human errors come at a high cost.

We offer a range of services focused on operational excellence:

  • Risk analysis with mitigation & resolution plan.
  • Standard operating procedures.
  • Compliance certification support (Good Manufacturing Practices or Good Agricultural & Collection Practices).

TRAINING & TECHNICAL SUPPORT

Indoor & urban farming requires a very specific set of skills. Our training & support services will grow or complete your team capabilities to run operations and run experiments/R&D.

  • Newcomers training plan
  • Farm start-up (we will support your team until production is stabilized at target level)
  • Agronomy & farm management support
  • Technical upgrades
  • R&D