Company starts growing hydroponic fodder in the UAE

The UAE has proven to be a visionary nation time and time again. The past 50 years are a testimony to this, with the changing skyline and incredible history. The country has raced towards innovation while firmly holding on to their tradition and values, and has achieved this because the rulers put the people at the core of every initiative." Al Aliyo Hydro Farms was born of one such thought process.

Tarannum Malik, chairperson and managing director of Al Aliyo Hydro Farms, started the company to offer a long-term solution to the much-neglected challenges of the agro-industry in the UAE. Currently, they can grow and harvest 12,000 kgs of fresh grass for animal feed per day. She said: "Our vision is in sync with the UAE national agenda that has strengthening significant food supply chains across all strata as its top priority. We reside in a desert with sub-tropical arid summers and warm winters, and where the flora is sparse and limited to thorny bushes and grasses. Hence, we aim to contribute to the UAE government's food security efforts by providing top-notch green fodder directly to farmers."

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