Abu Dhabi to gain two farms worth $71 mln

The Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority (ADAFSA) has signed two Musataha contracts with two local private sector companies to build and operate two farms, one in Al Ain and the other in Abu Dhabi, with a total value of around AED 310 million.

The first Musataha contract was signed with Emirates Hydroponics Farms to build and operate a hydroponic farm for the production of vegetables, fruits, and mushrooms for canning in a controlled environment. The farm will be located in the Abu Dhabi region on an area of 325,000 square meters with a total value of AED 260 million.

While the second Musataha contract was signed with the Emirates International Agricultural Advanced Company to establish and operate a farm for the production of vegetables and fruits in the system of net houses, in addition to the growing of azola and jojoba plants and fish farming (Aquaponic), the farm will be located in Al Ain area on an area of 750,000 square meters at cost of about AED 50 million. The production of this farm supports the food security system in the UAE and strengthens the ADAFSA's efforts to develop and modernize the agriculture sector in Abu Dhabi and achieve its sustainability.

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