UAE: Abu Dhabi's Ritz-Carlton, Grand Canal launches on-site vertical farm

As part of its sustainability initiatives, The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal has launched an on-site vertical farm. The farm is expected to generate 10kg of produce daily throughout the year, regardless of weather conditions, and has a 41 square meter footprint.

It is expected to yield the equivalent of the produce otherwise acquired on one acre of land in a traditional farming setup – or 30 times higher growth yields than traditional farming. 

The Ritz-Carlton has outlined several advantages of having its on-site farm. Since the produce is made on-site and taken straight to restaurants, this farm further eliminates emissions related to the transportation of food. 

“The Vertical Hydroponic Farm is an exciting addition to the hotel and the community,” said Christian Hoehn, general manager of The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal. “The farm reinforces our commitment towards sustainability while maintaining the high quality and freshness that our guests have come to expect from our culinary offerings.”

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