Farming hub is expected to launch in the last quarter of 2018, will produce fruit and veg for the region
SEED Agriculture, an innovator in agriculture methods and technology, has announced plans to set up the largest hydroponic farm in Ras Al Khaimah.
The company, a unit of Pegasus Food Futures, said in a statement that it has signed an agreement with Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone (RAKEZ) to acquire a total of 670,000 sq m of land where it will establish the farm.
Located in Al Ghail area of the emirate, the land will be used to grow crops in water, without the use of soil.
The hydroponic farming hub is expected to launch in the last quarter of 2018 where it will produce a fresh selection of leafy greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, herbs, soft fruits and berries for the rest of the region.
The company’s group CEO, James Ellender, said: “Ras Al Khaimah is strategically positioned within the UAE to serve the emirates and the wider GCC with fresh produce. Our decision to work with RAKEZ is based on a common goal of committing to food security and sustainability within the region and we see that this will present a fantastic opportunity for consumers as we build out our hydroponic farming hub.”
Ramy Jallad, Group CEO of RAKEZ, added: “ We’re proud to have SEED aboard with us and we’re confident that the broad range of solutions we offer within our ecosystem will help support the company’s mission of reducing the country’s dependency on imported food.”