The launch of Sokovo's hydroponic farm at Dubai Industrial City contributes to the UAE's National Food Security Strategy 2051, Operation 300bn, and Make it in the Emirates visions, enhancing local supply chains across various sectors.
Sokovo Nature Farms, a Dubai-based vertical farming company, officially opened its latest vertical farm in the country's capital, Dubai. Built on a plot size of more than 100,000 sq. ft, the farm has a built-up area of over 20,000 sq. ft. (1860m2). It has a production capacity of 360 tonnes. Cultivating fresh kale, spinach, lettuce, basil, and rosemary, among other leafy greens and microgreens, Sokovo will supply hypermarkets, hotels, and restaurants across the UAE.
"Dubai Industrial City has been a key supporter in the setting up of our farm, which focuses on sustainability by ensuring its water intake is recycled and reused," says Harsh Gurbani, owner of Sokovo Nature Farms.
The launch follows Dubai Industrial City's strategic partnership with the UAE's Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) in May 2023 to boost food security in the UAE. The agreement will see both parties promoting advanced technology adoption and emphasizing the importance of innovation, knowledge-sharing, and nutrition security.
Source: Arabian Business Technology