With the motive of making UAE the best producer of fresh vegetables, ADQ wants to open a farming hub in Abu Dhabi
ADQ has announced plans of setting up a farming hub for fresh produce with the help of new technology in Abu Dhabi. The goal of developing the hub is to make UAE top the list of fresh producing farming hubs, limiting the nation to depend less on food imports.
The hub will be situated in Al Ain Industrial city (AAIC) to elevate the efficiency in processing, storage, and distribution of perishable goods and food supplies for the region. ADQ partnered with three specialists from controlled-environment agriculture to run greenhouse facilities in the ag-tech park.
ADQ after starting its operations is predicting to hit vegetable production capacity of at least 39,000 tonnes. “With a scalable, environmentally sustainable ag-tech park, we will increase the availability of high-quality local produce while leveraging technology to optimise the use of our natural resources, such as water, and protecting our environment,” said Mansour AlMulla, group chief investment officer of ADQ.
“Efficient ag-tech solutions for fresh produce can help the UAE achieve higher production levels and lower water usage, unlocking the economic and environmental benefits of having shorter supply chains.”