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Hamdan bin Mohammed visits the world’s largest vertical farm Bustanika in Dubai

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and chairman of the Dubai Executive Council, said Dubai has one of the most comprehensive plans in the world to address this critical issue. said it remains committed to maintaining the highest levels of food security.

“Under the leadership of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, we will apply modern agricultural techniques to accelerate self-sufficiency in fresh food and create sustainable We will continue to launch new initiatives to support sexuality, which is a top priority for us,” said Sheikh Hamdan.

“Dubai’s Food Security Commission is constantly reviewing current opportunities and challenges within the framework of the national food security strategy.By supporting the use of technology and applied research in food processing and agriculture, Our plan to strengthen the self-sufficiency of the sector is in line with the current and future needs of Dubai’s citizens and residents,” he added.

He made the comment during a tour of Bastanika, the world’s largest vertical farm, which recently opened in Dubai. Accompanying him was Adel Ahmad Al Redha, the Chief Operating Officer of Emirates Airlines. Mansoor Falaknaz, Board Member of Bustanica. Bustanica Production Director Robert Fellows.

“The opening of the world’s largest vertical farm in Dubai continues to ensure sustainable growth and the high priority placed on long-term food security by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid’s strategy. It reflects the government’s commitment to making sustainable investments,” said Sheikh Hamdan.

“We are fully confident in the ability of young people and organizations to accelerate the pace of development and continue to deliver innovative projects that achieve optimal results in strategic sectors.” and food sustainability.

During the tour, Sheikh Hamdan was briefed on the innovative techniques used in the state-of-the-art hydroponic farms. The Bastanica facility is a joint venture between Emirates Flight Catering, one of the world’s largest catering operations serving over 100 airlines, and Crop One, an industry leader in technology-driven indoor vertical farming Developed by Emirates Crop One. Backed by a US$40 million investment, the world’s largest hydroponic farm spans 330,000 square feet.

Sheikh Hamdan applauded the Emirates Group’s initiative to continually raise the bar of excellence in the aviation sector. Under the leadership of Emirates and Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Emirates has evolved into a key player shaping the growth and future of the industry. Sheikh Hamdan said. The Emirates Group’s strong operating base, built on visionary investments in people, technology and infrastructure, puts the Emirates Group in a strong position to make an even greater contribution to the economy in the years to come. in, he added.

Located near Dubai World Central’s Al Maktoum International Airport, Dubai’s newly opened vertical hydroponic farm produces over 1,000,000 kilograms (kg) of high-quality produce per year using 95% less water than conventional farming. Tailored to produce leafy greens. At this facility, at any given time, he grows more than one million of his plants, providing a production of 3,000 kg per day.

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