UAE to launch hydroponic vertical farming in 2020

With a mission to improve food security and support UAE local farms

UAE to launch hydroponic vertical farming in 2020

With the UAE making strides in agriculture, and now competing globally by marketing fresh local produce, it’s now adding to this by launching a new hydroponic vertical farm.

Set to launch in Q3 of 2020, the vertical farming company Smart Acres will be set up in Abu Dhabi, with an aim to expand across the UAE.

The new systems aims to develop the UAE’s farming capabilities, along with improving food security to potential socioeconomic threats, such as pandemics, and to help business locally source food produce from UAE farms.

The company has designed farm modules using a IoT-based technology system to grow and monitor their produce, a system that consumes less resources and generates ultra-high quality crops.

Smart Acres’ vertical farming method completely reduces water waste, depletion of nutrients in soil and infestation of insects, along with the elimination of any pesticides.

Currently, the company is producing a variety of lettuce and herbs, such as green glace, oakleaf, lollo rosso, and shiso, with plans to eventually grow baby spinach, mature spinach, and baby arugula.

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