Silal, Red Sea Farms to deploy new technologies for sustainable desert farming

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  • Date: 25-Nov-2021
  • Source: Emirates News…
  • Sector: Agriculture
  • Country: UAE
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Silal, Red Sea Farms to deploy new technologies for sustainable desert farming

ABU DHABI, 25th November, 2021 (WAM) -- Silal, Abu Dhabi’s new Agritech and fresh produce company, has reached an agreement with Red Sea Farms to apply advanced agritech solutions that help farmers grow crops in greenhouses, reducing water use by up to 95 percent and maximising sunlight. CEO of Silal Jamal Salem Al Dhaheri and Co-Founder and Chief Science Officer of Red Sea Farms Ryan Lefers, signed the agreement at a ceremony on the sidelines of Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Security Week’s first edition, in which Silal is the Associate sponsor. The signing ceremony was attended by Saeed Al Bahri Salem Al Ameri, Director-General of Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority, Mansour Al Mulla, Chairman of the Chief Investment Officer at ADQ, and Gil Adotevi, Executive Director of Food and Agriculture at ADQ. As part of the agreement, Red Sea Farms will install their cooling systems in Silal’s contracted farms, to compare them with the current practice of cooling greenhouses and assess the benefits of Red Sea Farms’ technologies based on water and energy efficiency, yield improvement, climate control performance, and commercial viability. Global Ventures, a UAE-based venture capital firm and an investor in Red Sea Farms, is…

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