UAE: Visit to Bustanica and UNS Farms

An outside look of the Bustanica farm
An outside look of the Bustanica farm
The group was warmly welcomed by the Bustanica farm team
The group was warmly welcomed by the Bustanica farm team
A glimpse of the participants that joined the tour(s)
A glimpse of the participants that joined the tour(s)
Danish Hurzuk explained what has been growing in the farm so far
Danish Hurzuk explained what has been growing in the farm so far
Everyone was all ears
Everyone was all ears
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On the way to the farm, the ins and outs were talked through by the farming team
On the way to the farm, the ins and outs were talked through by the farming team
The visitors were taken inside one of the growing rooms to see the produce from up close
The visitors were taken inside one of the growing rooms to see the produce from up close
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Close up of the produce
Close up of the produce
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Everyone was able to ask questions to get a further explanation of the materials and elements used inside the farm
Everyone was able to ask questions to get a further explanation of the materials and elements used inside the farm
After the tour, attendees were able to try the freshly harvested greens for themselves
After the tour, attendees were able to try the freshly harvested greens for themselves
Danish was in a good mood, elaborating on the products
Danish was in a good mood, elaborating on the products
Bustanica sells 90% of its greens to retail, whereas 10% goes to Emirates Airlines
Bustanica sells 90% of its greens to retail, whereas 10% goes to Emirates Airlines
And the tasting continued... 
And the tasting continued... 
A Bustanica display 
A Bustanica display 
Arrival at UNS Farms
Arrival at UNS Farms
Welcomed by Mehlam, the second tour commenced
Welcomed by Mehlam, the second tour commenced
Mehlam, executive director at UNS Farms, gave a brief introduction to the family business that has been around since 50 years ago
Mehlam, executive director at UNS Farms, gave a brief introduction to the family business that has been around since 50 years ago
The ladies of Zenith, Francesca Hall and Matilda Grove who did a marvelous job organizing the conference
The ladies of Zenith, Francesca Hall and Matilda Grove who did a marvelous job organizing the conference
Yet, the company has been starting to go vertical ever since 2019
Yet, the company has been starting to go vertical ever since 2019
On the way to the production room
On the way to the production room
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Microgreens
Microgreens
Produce ready for transport!
Produce ready for transport!
The harvesting chamber
The harvesting chamber
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Inside the growing facility
Inside the growing facility
A close-up of the growing racks
A close-up of the growing racks
The group was taken to the cultivation area 
The group was taken to the cultivation area 
This tour also ended with a tasting round
This tour also ended with a tasting round
The UNS Product range 
The UNS Product range 
Edible flowers are also part of their assortment
Edible flowers are also part of their assortment
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Special thanks to Mehlam and the farm team for the visit
Special thanks to Mehlam and the farm team for the visit

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