Sativus Tech, an AgTech company that is developing the protocols to grow saffron using vertical farming technology, was the topic of a vigorous discussion during a parliamentary session in Israel. The Deputy Speaker of the Israeli Parliament, Mr. Zvi Houzer, spoke about a “global breakthrough in growing saffron.” Though not mentioned by name, Sativus Tech's subsidiary, Saffron Tech Ltd confirmed after the broadcast that they in fact did recently plant sativus corms (bulbs) for saffron in a new outdoor farm in the Golan. This new supply of saffron bulbs supports Saffron Tech, and its R&D efforts to grow saffron in vertical farms.
“We are thrilled that our mission and its importance in the global marketplace is getting noticed,” says Tal Wilk Glazer, CEO of Saffron Tech. “Developing the protocols to grow saffron in vertical farms is a complex and lengthy process with technological and agricultural challenges. We are aiming to streamline this process to establish a reliable and continuous supply of the most coveted spice in the world.”
Approximately 25,000 saffron bulbs were planted in the agriculturally rich Golan Heights. The outdoor farm is being managed by the Shamir Research Institute; a leading research institute operated under the University of Haifa.
Sativus Tech Corp recently announced that it has begun construction on a new vertical farm that is significantly larger than the company’s first farm and equipped with state-of-the-art machinery designed for precision climate control. The new farm will enable the company to advance its research and development of the protocols for vertically farming of saffron. Sativus Tech Corp expects to complete the construction during the first quarter of 2022 and to have the growing protocols complete by the end of 2022.
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