Agricool: Growing fresh strawberries in shipping containers

Urban farm at La Courneuve © Agricool

Paris-based Agricool grows fresh produce in urban aeroponics farms within shipping containers for sale at downtown supermarkets, aims to supply more large cities by 2030

Struck by the difference in taste and quality between fruits and vegetables available in Paris and the excellent local produce in the countryside where they grew up, friends Guillaume Fourdinier and Gonzague Gru instinctively knew the solution. So in 2015, the two founded aeroponics startup Agricool to grow fresh fruits and vegetables locally in cities, less than 15km from the consumer. Six years on, Agricool has gone from growing its first 10 strawberry plants aeroponically in an abandoned shipping container on a farm owned by Gru to operating three urban farms supplying 70 stores i...
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