PIP is Pioneering Indoor Agriculture Collaborations
John Reich, Ph.D.
Scientific Program Director Urban Food Systems
A world where nutritious food is sustainably grown irrespective of geography or climate
PIP is exploring how to adapt plants to indoor environments to grow flavorful, nutritious and resource-efficient crops in a variety of environments.
The PIP consortium generates the knowledge and resources to accelerate the development of crops that thrive in controlled environment agriculture.
We are advancing crop science by focusing on problems largely underfunded or overlooked, such as nutrition and taste. By controlling most factors during crop development, we explore how the combination of environmental inputs and genetic control gives rise to desired traits. We are using a variety of pioneering methods including advancements in artificial intelligence, phenomics and computational modeling to achieve PIP’s vision.
Additionally, this research expands the potential for growing crops in any environment. Increasing nutrient content and yields, growing crops with less energy and understanding how crops perform best in controlled environment agriculture can improve farming in a wide variety of agricultural environments, including space.
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