The Global Urban Farming Alliance

The partners of KLOSS & Associates share a common purpose, to use their extensive expertise and experience to help develop sustainable businesses that have a strong social impact globally.

One such initiative is the Global Urban Farming Alliance (GUFA) established in January 2018 to address commercial opportunities to provide wholesome and quality foods for everyone through responsible farming close to urban centres, enhancing food health, food security and food safety. The Alliance comprise expert partners in several core multi-disciplinary areas necessary for the innovations required in design, construction and operation of integrated ecosystem drug and chemical-free poultry, horticulture and aquaculture farms producing wholesome and quality food.

Why are we doing this?

GUFA has a very focussed Purpose - to bring wholesome food production close to consumers: “Responsible Farming, Quality Food for Everyone”.

How are we doing this?

GUFA leverages the multi-disciplinary expertise of its partners to provide a holistic solution for intensive drug and chemical-free farming close to urban centres. We shorten the food supply chain, enhance food quality and food safety, and provide food security for urban populations.

The GUFA partners integrate three farming ecosystems in poultry, horticulture and aquaculture into one land intensified, integrated ecosystem. This improves the efficiency of resource use, enables the efficient management of operations, enhances food safety and optimises the infrastructure and operating costs.

What are our objectives?

GUFA designs urban farms with minimal ecological and environmental impact in poultry, horticulture and aquaculture using modular concepts, in collaboration with the farmers’ expertise. We integrate precision farming, process automation and biotechnologies into these modular farms, providing a holistic solution for sustainable urban farming of wholesome foods. GUFA partners pursue global opportunities as a team.

What can GUFA partners offer?

GUFA offers One-Team-One-Stop solutioning to investors and governments for industrial scale drug and chemical-free farming close to consumers, thus addressing food health, food safety and food security. The holistic project development made possible from the combined expertise and innovations is much more than each GUFA partner can offer by themselves. GUFA partners cross-sell GUFA expertise globally. GUFA can work on a single vertical, or integrate 2 or more verticals into its ecosystem.

Other GUFA highlights

  • GUFA partners each own their background intellectual properties.
  • GUFA partners collaborate to make available the most innovative infrastructure, design and proprietary technologies to exceed the quality and productivity objectives of each partner working alone.
  • Participation in projects is on a first-right-of-refusal basis offered to each partner against required terms for each project. This recognises that each project is different in client requirement, investment structure, funding, and commercial objectives, amongst others.

GUFA works globally, and KLOSS invites expressions of interest to explore partnering with GUFA, the development of drug and chemical-free farms close to urban centres, and investment in integrated, industrial scale farms, on land or over the sea.