United Arab Emirates: How this man has turned a Dubai warehouse into an organic farm

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Mustafa Moiz, MD of UNS Hydroponic Farms, explains functioning and benefits of Hydroponic farms at the UNS Farms in Al Quoz.
Image Credit: Clint Egbert/Gulf News

UNS farm to soon make of greens available at local super markets at affordable prices

By Suchitra Bajpai Chaudhary
Gulf News
Apr 5, 2019

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UNS farm that began operation in September 2018, harvests anything between 1,000 to 1,500kg of vegetables every day.

Currently supplying to gourmet chefs, hotels and restaurants.

However, its produce will soon be available to individuals on supermarket shelves.

The Moiz family, which also runs a family hardware business, invested $10 million (Dh36.7 million) in this project as they completely believe in organic, sustainable urban farming.

Moiz added: “Urban farming is the future of the world. Using the principles of drip irrigation and aerial farming and economising on congested city spaces, it is not only eco-friendly but is also financially and environmentally sustainable. Most cities can actually become self- sufficient in indigenous food production. This is the key to food security in our near future.”

The UNS farm currently produces tonnes of greens — baby spinach, kale, basil, lettuce and salad leaves. The farm plans to diversify into growing fruit such as strawberry and also cultivate mushrooms. It also is into cultivation of flowers.

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