Education and training on plant factories


The Center for Environment, Health and Field Sciences, Chiba University and the Japan Plant Factory Association are using five greenhouses (semi-closed system) with an environmental control system and three plant factories with artificial lighting (total 10,845 m2) in the campus of Chiba University for research, education and training. Annually, over 5,000 people visit the facilities to learn about and understand plant factories.

This education program on plant factories has been carried out since 2011 for the graduate school students of Chiba University and short-stay (70–90 days) students from sister universities. Intensive business forums on plant factories have been held since 2010, covering the information, science, business and operation of plant factories. Intensive plant factory business workshops have been held on a wide range of issues for business people by planning workshops, excursions and instructor dispatches on a monthly basis since 2009.

Keywords: education, training, practice, plant factory, plant factory with artificial lighting
Head Office

Center for Environment, Health & Field Sciences of Chiba Universite
6-2-1 Kashiwa-no-ha Kashiwa, Chiba 277-0882 JAPAN
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