UAE’s new vertical farm, Smart Acres, successfully launches

New vertical farm aims to improve food security within the UAE and propel the country’s sustainable agricultural development.


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August 25 2020
 
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Smart Acres, the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) latest addition to the hydroponic vertical farming industry, has successfully launched and is now producing a line of the fresh, nutritious greens for the residents and businesses alike. The AgriTech farm was 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.

The launch event was attended 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, as per the press release.

These visits were 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 is said to consume less resources while generating high quality crops.  

Smart Acres was founded with the mission of improving food security within the UAE and developing the country’s farming capabilities, providing a solution to potential socioeconomic threats such as pandemics and climate limitations the region currently endures. The vertical farming company, developed by a team of experts, CEO Abdulla Al Kaabi, Director Sean Lee, and Lead Project Manager, Aphisith Phongsavanh, is a one-of-a-kind agriculture system which is designed to produce some of the highest yields of crops within the UAE’s vertical farming industry, whilst introducing a new future for clean foods and allowing both B2B and B2C sectors to locally source produce, said the company.

"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," said Sean Lee, Director of Smart Acres.

 

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