Lettuce from Abu Dhabi vertical farm to go on sale in September
August 24, 2020 - by The National, by Anna Zacharias
Fresh greens produced by Smart Acres, a vertical farm in Abu Dhabi, will go on sale for the first time in September. The vegetables are grown under LED lights in nutrient-rich water instead of soil.
How COVID-19 is transforming grocery e-commerce in Dubai
August 18, 2020 - by CNN, by Victoria Brown
The COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating the pace of change in the UAE's grocery e-commerce sector. Romain Olliver, the co-founder of Farmbox, a Dubai-based food delivery service, discusses the company's tenfold increase in orders as more customers shop online.
Forum highlights woman's role in agricultural entrepreneurship
July 21, 2020 - by Gulf Today
Her Excellency Mariam bint Mohammed Saeed Hareb Almheiri, UAE’s Minister of State for Food and Water Security, officially opened the "Agricultural Entrepreneurship Forum" organised by the Ajman Business Women Council.
iFarm, Palm Co. win 'The CovHack Virtual Innovation Challenge' on circular food economy
July 21, 2020 - by WAM, by Hassan Bashir & Mohd Aamir
Innovate4Good (I4G), a platform for the impact entrepreneurship ecosystem, has announced the winners of The CovHack Virtual Innovation Challenge. iFarm and Palm Co. won the Startup and Team Challenge categories, respectively.
Fazenda Futuro enters the UAE, increases production capacity from 115 to 600 tons per month
July 16, 2020 - by Vegconomist
Brazilian food tech company Fazenda Futuro, also known as ‘Future Farm’, is now distributing its burgers in the UAE. To meet the demand in the UAE, Future Farm has expanded its production capacity from 115 to 600 tons per month.
Regional experts gather to address food security challenge in the MENA region
July 5, 2020 - by Logistics Middle East
A regional virtual conference addressing the challenge of food security in the Middle East region took place in Dubai to discuss the latest trends in agriculture and the opportunities in improving the quality of domestic production.