Abu Dhabi’s KEZAD Neighbourhood Welcomes A Multi-purpose Vertical Farm

by Deeplata Garde
Abu Dhabi’s KEZAD Neighbourhood Welcomes A Multi-purpose Vertical Farm

UAE is at the forefront when it comes to becoming a sustainable region. The continuous efforts by the bigger Emirates are quite reflective. From creating sustainable infrastructure to vertical farms, UAE is becoming the pinnacle of a better life. Talking about vertical farms, after the launch of Aero farms, the Abu Dhabi market has a new venture by ADQ.

ADQ Collabs With ZERO To Build A Multi-purpose Vertical Farm In Abu Dhabi

ADQ’s Ag Tech Park in cooperation with ZERO, a high-impact technology company has launched a multi-functional vertical farm in the UAE Capital. ADQ is an Abu Dhabi-based investment and holding business and it inaugurated the operational phase of this farm.

The facility made the KEZAD it’s home. Khalifa Economic Zones Abu Dhabi Group(KEZAD) is the UAE’s largest operator and developer of fully integrated and specialized economic zones. Why KEZAD in particular? The area has an established food chain sector. This would make it the best suitable option to provide a solid foundation for expansion for regional producers.

In the upcoming year, Al Ain Industrial City will welcome the inauguration of additional sites investigating various technologies.

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What Are The Benefits Of This Project?

The project aims to provide advanced local indoor farming and research services. This will certainly push the boundaries of farming in the desert-clad environment.
The controlled environment at the Ag Tech Park will facilitate crop growth in the best way possible under observation. All of these efforts are going to result in higher yield, less growth span, and reduced water usage.

Overall, the UAE population can anticipate a wider variety of fresh produce geographically closer to the centres. This is the first joint project between ADQ and ZERO.

The project is housed inside a 1,000-square-meter warehouse and is at the proof-of-concept stage. The initial volume expected by this project is 10 tons annually. It’s anticipated that this trial phase would end in the summer of 2023.

Following the UAE President’s proclamation of 2023 as the “Year of Sustainability,” ADQ has announced that its agricultural plant has begun operations.

We expect more sustainable projects are coming to UAE in the coming years.

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