Smart Acres vertical farm officially launches in the UAE

Published: 29 August 2020 - 3 a.m.
By: Hotelier Middle East Staff
Smart Acres, the UAE’s latest addition to the hydroponic vertical farming industry, has successfully launched this week and is now producing a line of nutrient-dense greens for UAE residents and businesses.

This week the AgriTech farm launched with a series of tours attended by high-profile individuals, from government officials to ambassadors, allowing for a glimpse into the state-of-the-art modules.

This week’s highly-anticipated launch of the farm was accompanied by the UAE Ambassador of Korea, Kwon Yong-Woo, and the UAE’s Minister of State for Food Security, Mariam Al-Muhairi, who were taken on a tour through the farming containers and given a first-hand experience of Smart Acres; the technology used, the cultivation process of the variety of greens grown.

These visits came in line with the company’s collaboration with n.thing, a Korean-based technology company that designed the farm modules using an award-winning IoT-based technology system to grow and monitor their greens, a system that not only consumes less resources but generates ultra-high quality crops. The tours have allowed for key individuals from both countries to witness the growth of Smart Acres, and the future of the UAE.

Director of Smart Acres, Sean Lee, said: “On behalf of the entire Smart Acres team, we are humbled and proud to be a part of the UAE's growing agricultural landscape. The future of our food security rests in all of our hands and we are excited to be cultivating sustainable produce alongside the region's many other vertical farms. There is a long way to go until we actualize our dreams, but until then we will continue to harvest and deliver ultra-high-quality greens for our community and hopefully the world.”

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