Video: Emirates vertical farm announcement “opened investors’ eyes”, says UAE minister

August 15 , 2018

In November the construction of the world’s largest vertical farm will begin in Dubai, which is seeing rapidly growing interest in the production system.

The farm, which will be built by Emirates Airline and Crop One Holdings, will produce 2700kg of pesticide-free leafy greens daily.

In June, Crop One, the company behind U.S. container farming group Freshbox Farms, announced it had signed a US$40 million joint venture with the catering arm of the global airline.

“The beauty of the airline’s announcement is that it opened the eyes of investors to the issue,” UAE Climate Change and Environment Minister, Thani Ahmed Al Zeyoudi told CNN.

He added that they have received a lot of interest from investors and entrepreneurs who are exploring the subject and who would like to participate.

“We are not only going to export the products, but we are also going to export the technology,” he said.

This video was originally published by CNN.

 

 

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